Sviridov Choral

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Georgii Sviridov: A Cappella Choral Works Pushkin’s Garland Three Choruses from Tsar Feodor Ioannovich Songs of Troubled Times\r\nNight Clouds Moscow New Choir\r\n\r\nElena Rastvorova, director Catalogue Number: ALC1029 Number of Discs: 1 Duration: 67:54

“Sviridov balances simplicity and originality to perfection in his Three Choruses for Tolstoy’s Tsar Feodor Ioannovich. The melodic lines are cleanly projected by members of Moscow New Choir, with scrupulous concern for text, the harmonies (Orthodox with a Sviridov twist) atmospherically supportive….Sviridov’s emotional range is wider, and it is incredible just how many effects and subtleties he achieves…..This marvellous choir’s bright, intelligent and dynamically varied approach, their attention perfectly focused on both the words and the music, should help to establish the reputation of Pushkin’s Garland as one of the richest Russian choral works of the 20th century as well as a firstrate tribute to Russia’s greatest poet….the rich blend of Orthodox ritual and passionate response in the ‘child’s burial’ of Night Clouds seems to touch a special emotional chord… Sviridov’s late-flowering choral garlands and wreaths; they should enter the repertoire of our own chamber choirs sooner rather than later.”—Gramophone Gregorii Sviridov

  • [1] Pushkin’s Garland
  • [2] Three Choruses from Tsar Feodor Ioannovich
  • [3] Songs of Troubled Times
  • [4] Night Clouds

Recorded April 1994 Moscow Radio Studios Engineer: Vyatcheslav Bednor Mastered for Alto by Paul Arden Taylor (www.dinmore-records.co.uk) Licensed from Olympia CD London