• CDA67756 Katalognummer
  • 034571177564 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2010 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Holst Singers | Layton, Stephen

Dirigent
Layton, Stephen

Komponist
Balakirev, Mily | Chesnokov, Pavel | Cui, César | Golovanov, Nicolai | Grechaninov, Alexander | Kalinnikov, Viktor | Kastalsky, Alexandr | Rachmaninov, Sergey | Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay | Shvedov, Konstantin | Tchaikovsky, Piotr | Tolstiakov, Nikolai

Ensemble
Holst Singers

Plateselskap
Hyperion

Verk

Golovanov: Otche nash 'Our Father', Op. 9, No. 3
Chesnokov: Spasenie sodelal 'Salvation is created', Op 25 No 5
Grechaninov: Strastnaya Sed'mitsa 'Holy Week', Op 58: VII. Vecheri Tvoeya taynïya 'Of thy mystical supper'
Chesnokov: Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts, Op 24: VI. Da ispravitsya molitva moya 'Let my prayer arise'
Chesnokov: Dukh Tvoy blagiy 'Let thy good spirit', Op. 25, No. 10
Chesnokov: Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda 'Bless the Lord, O my soul'
Shvedov: Kheruvimskaya pesn 'The Cherubic Hymn', Op. 13
Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 41: II. Priidite, poklonimsya 'Come, let us worship'
Kalinnikov, Viktor: Priidite, poklonimsya 'Come, let us worship', Op. 11
Kalinnikov, Viktor: Tebe poem 'We hymn thee', Op. 7
Kalinnikov, Viktor: Bogoroditse Devo 'Rejoice, O Virgin', Op. 17
Nikolay Tolstiakov: Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda 'Bless the Lord, O my soul', Op 1 No 1
Rimsky Korsakov: Otche nash 'Our Father', Op. 22, No. 7
Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37: VI. Bogoroditse Devo 'Rejoice, O Virgin'
Kalinnikov, Viktor: Tebe poem 'We hymn thee', Op. 2
Chesnokov: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, Op. 25 No. 6
Balakirev: Da molchit vsyakaya plot 'Let all mortal flesh keep silence'
Chesnokov: Ne imamï inïya pomoshchi 'We have no other help', Op. 25, No. 8
Chesnokov: O Tebe raduetsya 'All of creation rejoices in you', Op, 15, No. 11
Shvedov: Trisviatoye 'The Thrice-Holy', Op. 7
Kastalsky: Svete tikhiy 'Radiant Light', Op. 73
Cui: Pesn' Presvyatïya Bogoroditsï 'Song of the Most Holy Theotokos' 'Magnificat', Op. 93

 

 

Produsent
Peacock, Adrian

Tekniker
Hinitt, David

Produktbeskrivelse

In 1997, The Holst Singers and Stephen Layton produced a disc that immediately became a cult classic and a best-seller. ‘Ikon’, a selection of great Russian choral music from the 19th century, dazzled with its grand, opulent beauty. Now the same forces return with Ikon II. Many of the works recorded here are by composers whose names will not be familiar – but the extraordinary quality of the music is unmistakable and immediately enthralling.

for those not drawn to this disc by their own Orthodox faith there is still plenty to value in documentary terms...the programme is scrupulously prepared, with excellent pronunciation, idiomatic timbres and a fine fusion of ardent communication and sensitive shaping. Gramophone

Layton's preparation of his singers has obviously been extraordinarily thorough: the intonation is faultless across all the registers here, diction is clear and the choral sound is beautifully homogenized - there doesn't seem to be a weak voice anywhere. Nor is there a weak piece: all 22 items blaze with devout passion. Int. Record Review

Those wary of an English choir's sensibilities in music almost from another planet should head stright to Tolstiakov's Blagoslovi and Rimsky-Korsakov's Our Father for blissful reassurance of authenticity. Classic fm *****

 

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