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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slick, insistent performance, 13 Dec 2006
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Philippa (London, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Stravinsky: Mass & Symphony of Psalms (Audio CD)
The choir of Westminster Cathedral are, as usual, on top form. The performances cannot be faulted - tempi are exciting and the choir excel both in the contemplative unaccompanied motets and in the thrilling Symphony of Psalms. This is certainly the best recording I have heard of the Mass; of particular note are the boy soloists whose purity of tone and emotional restraint in the Sanctus and Gloria match Stravinsky's style of sacred composition exactly.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting religious experience, 2 May 2010
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Andrew C. Mitchell (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stravinsky: Mass & Symphony of Psalms (Audio CD)
Stravinsky is not the name that I think of when considering religious experience, but gathered on this CD are some beautiful, individual approaches to God and worship experienced through Russian Orthodox chant, Roman Catholic liturgical canticles with instruments - things filtered through the perceptions of generations and yet advancing to the use of twelve tone technique in 'Surge aquilo' from Canticum Sacrum for St Mark's,Venice. The performances here are deeply moving with fine recordings in suitable acoustics. I treasure the Symphony of Psalms as one of the great 20th century religious music experiences. The three sacred pieces are simple, severe and lovely. The Mass has an inner radiance and yet has an original simplicity. I must heartily commend these things to you.
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