Classical Reviews/Choral

10 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 512-page issue!

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This is a strange compilation: three 50-minute discs containing 63 tracks of music from 18 monasteries in seven European countries. It supposedly marks 900 years of...

An “akafist” (more commonly spelled “akathist”), from which the choir performing here takes its name, is an Eastern Orthodox hymn dedicated to either a saint, a...


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I don’t recall any disc containing six settings of the same text, in this case the Medieval sequence Stabat mater . I once wrote an article...

Thematically, this CD might seem like a downer, with all this imploring for mercy and crying out to the Lord from the depths. Still, there’s a...


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