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Cornelius: The Three Kings, etc / Stephen Layton, Polyphony

Album Summary

>Cornelius, Peter : Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Cornelius's settings are fine...expertly crafted, with a masterly understanding of the possibilities of choral writing and variety of texture...These are superior performances, Layton's group Polyphony offering refined tone and exceptional precision together with a careful observation of Cornelius's dynamics and fluent phrasing." ***** -Hall, BBC Reminiscent of the great a cappella works of Bruckner, this splendid music will be a treasured discovery for many listeners. -H&B

'This program offers an exciting trip into what for most listeners will be a world of happy discovery' (Classics Today)

'Polyphony sing with solemn beauty. The sound is sumptuous and richly atmospheric' (The Guardian)

'An appealing collection of choral works from the composer of the celebrated carol, Three Kings from Persian lands afar. Polyphony are perfect advocates of this richly woven choral writing and the solo singing is very fine too' (Gramophone)

'These are superior performances, Layton's group Polyphony offering refined tone and exceptional precision, together with a careful observation of Cornelius's dynamics and fluent phrasing' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Enthusiastically recommended' (American Record Guide)



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Works Details

>Cornelius, Peter : Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8 :: no 3, Die Könige
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Ensemble: Polyphony
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1856/1870
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio