RUSSIAN VOICES

RUSSIAN VOICES

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Modest Mussorgsky
Serge Prokofiev
Georgy Sviridov
Sergei Taneyev
The Moscow State Chamber Choir
Vladimir Minin
Int. Release 01 Jul. 2003
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Track List

Georgy Sviridov (1915 - 1998)
Pushkin's Garland - concerto for chorus (1979)

Natalia Tkatcheva, Anna Smirnova, Dmitri Belosselski, Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

Evguenia Petrouchova, Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

5 Choruses on Words by Russian Poets (1958)

3.
4:50

Choral Concerto without Words in Memory of Alexander Yurlov (1973)

4.
3:39

Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

5.
3:07

Olga Popova, Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

6.
3:55

Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856 - 1915)
The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Minin, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

12 Choruses, Op.27

8.
2:31

11.
4:52

Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
13.
9:00

Svetlana Iourassova, Andrey Jouravlev, Vladimir Minin, Christian von Gehren, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

Georgy Sviridov (1915 - 1998)
5 Choruses on Words by Russian Poets (1958)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Ivan the Terrible

15.
3:12

Vladimir Minin, The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Irman, Alexander Soloviev, Ekaterina Emelyanova

Total Playing Time 1:03:43

Extraordinary performances of extraordinary pieces by Georgy Sviridov . . . catch the ear on this release from Universal's yellow label, especially so in the case of his Choral Concerto without words. The natural warmth and power of the Moscow Chamber Choir's singers add to the essential Russian spirit here, as does conductor Vladimir Minin's subtle changes of tempo and intensely lyrical phrasing. Ads for the release contain the strapline "Music for the soul from Moscow" and also call for the world music audience's attention.

. . . this is a magnificent introduction to a first-rate choir . . . the singers can produce a big, solid sonority . . . Their dexterity and ensemble are dazzling, too. Most striking, though, is their kaleidoscopic sense of colour . . . this is a superlative collection. Highest recommendation.

Sublime mix. Ummissable. 5 Stars.

. . . This present ensemble is the real thing, its hallowed pianissimos and flaming fortissimos neatly showcased in a libertarian approach to Prokofiev's 'Tartar Steppes' theme form "Ivan the Terrible" . . .

Vorliegende CD gibt in doppelter Hinsicht einen spannenden Einblick in die reichhaltige Tradition der russischen Chormusik. Denn einerseits umfasst das Repertoire insbesondere mit Werken von Sviridov und Tanejew einige ganz typische Beispiele für den häufig spätromantisch-opulenten Tonfall der russischen Literatur. Und andererseits repräsentiert der leuchtkräftige Ensemblesound des dynamisch ungemein differenziert singenden Moskauer Chores das osteuropäische Klangideal auf beispielhafte Weise: Verglichen mit der stark auf Homogenität ausgerichteten Ästhetik der meisten westlichen Formationen haben hier die charakteristischen Farben der einzelnen Stimmen (wie etwa das rabenschwarze Bassfundament) ein deutlich stärkeres Eigengewicht.

El Coro que dirige Vladimir Minin suena con una perfección irreal.

Fundado en 1972 por Vladimir Minin, el Coro de Cámara de Moscú es una de las formaciones vocales más prestigiosas de Rusia. Con voces cristalinas en la tesitura de soprano y una galería de bajos típicamente rusos, emiten un sonido eslavo hasta el tuétano que, según su director, es imposible hallar en una formación del Oeste . . . Extraordinario.