The disc you see in front of you is unique, because before this work of the choir “Pochaina” appeared for the first time, "Requiem" composed by Luigi Cherubini had never been performed in Ukraine accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Besides, it is exactly this composition of this composer that in the 19th century was considered to be a classical example of Requiem, and Beethoven even thought it to be better than Requiem by Mozart. Still, you can learn all these details from a booklet. Earlier personally I thought that in order to meet the purposes, any Requiem should be gloomy, a bit passionate and at the same time rather cold. Now I know that it can be, and maybe even must be, bright, fervent, solemn, but not too official to sound lifeless. Still, as far as I understand, within the previous 200 years or so, thanks exactly to Kerubini a lot of people got to know how a real Requiem should sound. For those who pay a special attention exactly to Ukrainian composers, it would be interesting to know that this disc contains the compositions of an outstanding modern Ukrainian composer Viktor Stapurko. These compositions are included into the album “the Blessed Virgin’s Dogmata”. And, believe me, it is very good.
See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:
- Kyiv Camerata
- "Pochayna" choral chapel
Domestic price: 250.60UAH
International price: $17.90USD