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Unto Ages of Ages: Sacred Choral Music of Sviridov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
Gloriae Dei Cantores is pleased to release a new Russian CD featuring the recorded premiere of Georgy Sviridov's Ineffable Mystery, a gorgeous sacred choral suite. In his memory, the choir sang this set of pieces in Moscow... more »
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Gloriae Dei Cantores is pleased to release a new Russian CD featuring the recorded premiere of Georgy Sviridov's Ineffable Mystery, a gorgeous sacred choral suite. In his memory, the choir sang this set of pieces in Moscow and the Golden Ring on their third tour of Russia in 1998. Georgy Sviridov was one of Shostakovich's favorite students, wrote the music for Moscow's leading television news program and became one of the leading composers during the Soviet regime. His vocal music has been championed by Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the great Russian baritone. Gloriae Dei Cantores, having already recorded "the best anthology of Russian music" (American Record Guide for Sacred Songs of Russia), now adds this rich collection of Russian sacred music to their discography. Also included are excerpts from the Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil. These three composers and their works form a CD not to be missed by choral and Russian music fans.
Superb Choral singing
Richard J. Pugsley | 11/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Probably the finest choral sound of any recording of these masterpieces of Russian Choral tradition, this recording displays excellent style - an apparent unbroken vocal line in each part, effecting the "eternal" character; super linguistic pronunciation; a perfect blend of each voice part and within each vocal line; and a sense of corporate ensemble that is the compilation of unity beyond unity. Most highly recommended for all who have any interest in the Russian tradition of sound in worship. Small wonder the recently deceased Patriarch Alexii II, regarded this choir as his favorite "foreign" interpreter of Russian Orthodox music, often inviting the choir for to engage in concerts in Russia. He also asked this choir to participate in the re-consecration of St Basil's in Red Square.