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Holidays of the New Era - Volume One
Kiev Philharmonic / Robert Ian Winstin
Holidays of the New Era - Volume One
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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The beginning of a new series of brand new Holiday music by living composers. Fantastic collection of vocal and symphonic Holiday music like you have never heard before! Incomparable performances by the Kiev Philharm...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Kiev Philharmonic / Robert Ian Winstin
Title: Holidays of the New Era - Volume One
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: ERM MEDIA
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 10/30/2006
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 607221680624

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The beginning of a new series of brand new Holiday music by living composers. Fantastic collection of vocal and symphonic Holiday music like you have never heard before! Incomparable performances by the Kiev Philharmonic and KYIV Chamber Choir conducted by Robert Ian Winstin.

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Promising concept, weak realization
C. P. Cooman | Cambridge, MA USA | 04/17/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"In concept, this release is a wonderful idea: a disc of new holiday-themed music from a wide variety of living composers.

The result, however, is rather disappointing. Not only is the music of astoundingly variable musical quality (ranging from rather strong to unbelievably weak), but more significantly, the Ukrainian singers (both in choral and solo selections) have absolutely horrific English diction. This is not an issue for the few selections in Latin, but the majority of the works are choral or solo pieces in English by American composers, and the performances are both unintelligible and extremely unsatisfying. (The instrumental and orchestral playing is fine; some of the tracks are purely instrumental.)

ERM has generally done quite well in its extensive "Masterworks of the New Era" series (though the music also varies widely in quality). This album, however, is an unfortunate disappointment."