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Discography

Id
3203
Title
The Myrrh-Bearer
Ensemble Detail(s)
Liepaja Symphony Orchestra / Kamer... Choir
Label name
ONYX
Recording year
2006
Conductor details
Maris Sirmais

Work Title
Composer

Reviews

Tavener uses only percussion alongside the viola and choir in his setting of the ninth-century Byzantine Lament of Cassiane in The Myrrh-Bearer, with the viola "singing" the lament in a melodic line, while the chorus interjects "inane and mindless cries of ugliness and violence", to quote the composer, in a way that unexpectedly harks back to some of his earliest choral pieces. The viola player Maxim Rysanov is compelling in both works.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 9/21/2007


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