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Planet Hugill Reviews Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

Steinberg: Passion WeekRobert Hugill has a new review for our “Remarkable re-discovery” of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week:

“Musically it is very much in the same genre as Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil (Vespers), the chant in Steinberg’s work has similar recognisable outlines. Steinberg’s harmony is more classical…and the chants stand out more in Steinberg. …Quite romantic in texture, it is approached in a similar vein by the choir which gives a beautiful shapeliness to phrases, and a nice clarity.… [There are] some ravishing moments such as the trio No. 8 Exaposteilarion: The Wise Thief and the fine tenor solo in No.9 Canon, Ode 9, Heirmos: Do not weep for me mother. I was struck by Alexander Lingas’ very steady tempos… The pairing with the Rimsky-Korsakov provides some very beautiful singing and a further illuminating glimpse into the history of Russian sacred music. … [Cappella Romana is] clearly a very capable and flexible choir and anyone interested in Orthodox and Byzantine chant should keep an eye open for them. Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week is a major work which deserves to be better known. … Alexander Lingas and Capella Romana are to be congratulated on their scholarship in recovering the work, and their fine recording.” —Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

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Have you seen our new donor benefits? One of the highlights for donors at the Litany level and above ($100 or more) is two passes to our brand new series of Patron Rehearsals in Seattle and Portland! Go behind the scenes with the artists of Cappella Romana as they work through the final stages of a program. The first Patron Rehearsal is July 16th in Portland, during the recording of the program Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West. Make your gift today to receive your passes, and stay tuned for details about our first Patron Rehearsal in Seattle. See all of the great benefits of giving to Cappella Romana on our Support page.

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Good Friday In Jerusalem in Early Music Review

Good Friday In Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

“Alexander Lingas, in collaboration with Ioannis Arvanitis, is fortunate in being able to reify his archival researches into Medieval Byzantine chant by means of Cappella Romana’s fine musical skills and their recording team. … we can rejoice that these rites are preserved from a Holy Land now surrounded by architectural, human and cultural destruction.” —Diana Maynard, Early Music Review

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For Seattle-area only: All gifts from first-time donors will be matched by a grant from the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation (up to $5000). First-time gifts of $100 or more, or $10/month or more, will be entered into a drawing to win a weekend getaway in Portland. Getaway package includes the following :

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New MusicWeb Review for Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

Steinberg: Passion WeekAfter John Quinn named Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week an April “Recording of the Month”, another MusicWeb International critic has been listening to our world premiere recording:

“It is hard to imagine the turmoil surrounding conflict and persecution between the Communist state and the Church in this period, and even more so on hearing this tender devotional music floating from your speakers. Steinberg’s melodic material is of course based on traditional chant, but his harmonisations are at times delectably juicy. He doesn’t go in much for dissonance, but a rich spread of voice parts and added notes create moments which might lead you to think of all kinds of associations, from Herbert Howells to Arvo Pärt or even Eric Whitacre. As for the performance, right from the opening solo for the Alleluia, which has a quality of overtone singing which instantly conjures a spell of ancient ritual, you know you are in for a special experience. The recording itself has a special atmosphere, but it is of course the impeccable sound and musicianship of Cappella Romana that carries us on Steinberg’s carpet of spiritual beauty from beginning to end. The power of this stunning performance is that it simultaneously brings to life a masterpiece in whose sounds you can bathe with eternal opulence, and also restores a liturgical and spiritual monument that deserves a permanent place and wide use in its intended context and beyond.…” —Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International

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