I suggest that you start where I started: looking through names of the authors whose works are recorded here. Berezovsky, Stetsenko, Leontovych – even this would be enough to inspire due curiosity and the desire to listen to it. But, honestly speaking, I was very nicely surprised having seen here the name of Igor Shamo as well. And these are not variety songs that brought him wide popularity both in Ukraine and beyond its borders, but – fragments from his folk opera "Yatranski Games". Probably, lots of people know that Igor Shamo was a very diversified composer – but hardly many of them have heard his large genre pieces. At all events, nothing of that kind has been released on discs in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Shamo's achievements include, apart from the several hundreds of songs and music for cinema – 3 symphonies, chamber pieces, cantatas, the piano cycle for Shevchenko's poetry.. Well, and, sure, the folk opera "Yatranski Games", fragments of which you will hear here – beautiful music indeed. However, these words should be addressed to literally each of the works represented on the disc – because in each of them there is inner light, and force, and some joyful, festive triumph. You listen – and you want it to be continued. And that means that the work has appeared great indeed.
Pay attention: in the booklet to the disc represented, you will find information (in Ukrainian and English) both about the Academic Choir of the National Radio of Ukraine named after P. Maiboroda, and, actually, about Yulia Tkach, who from 2003 has been the choir-master of this collective.