Russia (Russian Choral Works) | Haenssler 93317

Russia (Russian Choral Works)

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Label: Haenssler

Cat No: 93317

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st September 2014

Contents

Works

Glinka, Mikhail

Cherubim Song

Gubaidulina, Sofia

Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva

Rachmaninov, Sergei

The Theotokos

Schnittke, Alfred

Geistliche Gesange (3)

Taneyev, Sergei

Choruses (12) on poems by Polonski, op.27
» no.10 Sterne (Stars)
» no.11 Uber'm Berg zwei grimme Wolken (Over the mountains two gloomy clouds)
» no.12 Sieh, wenn auf's verschlaf'ne Meer (Those days when over the drowsy sea)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Hymn of the Cherubim

Artists

Wakako Nakaso (soprano)
Sabine Czinczel (alto)
Alexander Yudenkov (tenor)
Mikhail Shashkov (bass)
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

Conductor

Marcus Creed

Works

Glinka, Mikhail

Cherubim Song

Gubaidulina, Sofia

Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva

Rachmaninov, Sergei

The Theotokos

Schnittke, Alfred

Geistliche Gesange (3)

Taneyev, Sergei

Choruses (12) on poems by Polonski, op.27
» no.10 Sterne (Stars)
» no.11 Uber'm Berg zwei grimme Wolken (Over the mountains two gloomy clouds)
» no.12 Sieh, wenn auf's verschlaf'ne Meer (Those days when over the drowsy sea)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Hymn of the Cherubim

Artists

Wakako Nakaso (soprano)
Sabine Czinczel (alto)
Alexander Yudenkov (tenor)
Mikhail Shashkov (bass)
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

Conductor

Marcus Creed

About

'America' was the title of the first CD in a new series of recordings, each dedicated to the choral music of a different country, by the Maserati of contemporary choirs, the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. What could be better than to have followed 'America' with 'Russia'?!

The peculiarities of Russian choral compositions are immediately apparent - only since the 1880s the printing of sacred music been allowed  while Moscow developed into a centre of choral singing and many composers were able to enjoy international successes with their works.

This CD offers a wide range of Russian composers who composed in the tradition of Orthodox Church music, ranging from Mikhail Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Sergei Taneyev and Sergei Rachmaninov to Alfred Schnittke and Sofia Gubaidulina, from romantic nationalist musical settings of the 19th century to the more intensely expressionist sounds of the two more recent composers.

This CD is a treat for the ears: both a recording where you can hear the outstanding virtuosity of the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, and an opportunity to discover a number of previously under-represented works.

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