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ClassicsOnline Home » Choral Concert: Carmina Mundi - NYSTEDT, K. / ORBAN, G. / KARAI, J. / BARDOS, L. / RACHMANINOV, S. / SISASK, U. / PART, A. / EBEN, P. (Ex oriente lux)
How did I miss this?
What a wonderful CD! I was amazed that it has been out for more than 10 years. Carmina Mundi Aachen are extremely accomplished in all the different oeuvres.
So why have I only given it 4 stars (yes I know it shows 5 stars now, you'll find out why if you read on)? Maybe I'm being just a bit mean and times have moved on in ten years but with such a superbly adventurous collection why put in the Rachmaninov and the Tchaikovsky? And then I realise that I did not have a recording of either of those in 2000, so maybe I'm just being too harsh.
The singing is glorious. I loved the Orbán Cor mundum, the sopranos managed to remain completely united in the "one-voice" choral European tradition. I am not a great fan of the Karai De Profundis whilst appreciating the superb choral skills.
My favourite track is difficult to assess as some are completely new to me and others, such as the Pärt Magnificat, are much better known. But of the three composers new to me I think the Popovici Imn byzantin probably has touched me most. In fact I'm listening to it again as I write.
This is a cracking album, I'm loving it more and more, in fact I've just changed it to 5 stars!more....
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