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Bortnyansky: Sacred Concertos Vol 6 / Polyansky, et al

Audio Samples

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 1 ("I will praise Thee") (Ispovemsya tebe, Hospodi)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 2 ("Praise ye the Lord") (Khavalite, otrotsi)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 3 ("Come and behold the works of God") (Priidite i vidite dela
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 4 ("Who shall ascend intot he hill of the Lord?") (Kto vzidet n
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 5 ("The heavens declare the glory of God") (Nebesa povedayut' s
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 6 ("What God is greater") (Kto Boh veliy, yako Boh nash)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 7 ("Glory to God in the highest") (Slava v vishinikh Bohu)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 8 ("Ye people, sing a song") (Vospoite, lyudiye, boholepno v Si
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 9 ("Priase ye the Lord") (Se ninye blahoslovite Hospoda)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 10 ("My heart is fortified") (Utverdisya serdtse moye o Hospode

Album Summary

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 1 ("I will praise Thee") (Ispovemsya tebe, Hospodi)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 2 ("Praise ye the Lord") (Khavalite, otrotsi)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 3 ("Come and behold the works of God") (Priidite i vidite dela
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 4 ("Who shall ascend intot he hill of the Lord?") (Kto vzidet n
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 5 ("The heavens declare the glory of God") (Nebesa povedayut' s
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 6 ("What God is greater") (Kto Boh veliy, yako Boh nash)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 7 ("Glory to God in the highest") (Slava v vishinikh Bohu)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 8 ("Ye people, sing a song") (Vospoite, lyudiye, boholepno v Si
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 9 ("Priase ye the Lord") (Se ninye blahoslovite Hospoda)
>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 10 ("My heart is fortified") (Utverdisya serdtse moye o Hospode
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Notes & Reviews:

"As always, Bortnyansky delights in the contrasting of textures and dynamics in a spontaneous way that very frequently recalls a composer such as Handel. The joyous antiphonal writing to be found in many of the works on this recording reinforce this impression, and the style is meat and drink to Polyansky's singers... Without a doubt this is another triumph in a series that has definitively rehabilitated the much-maligned Bortnyansky in Western eyes." -Gramophone



Reviews

Off beat, terrific
As we filed out of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Uglich, Russia, following a concert by the cathedral choir, I paused at the sales table maned by members of the choir selling the choir's CDs. I picked up one Cd and, as I was reviewing the selections, the choir member/salesman, pointed to one track and said, "Look. Gretchanov. He is the greatest Russian composer."
I looked him in the eye and said, "No. Bortnyansky." (sometimes spelled Bortniansky), and bought all the CDs he had for sale because one can never get too much classic Russian Orthodox church music, which is one of the most interesting side streams of western classical music, and an essential addition to any musical library.

From the beginning of time, the Russian Orthodox Church has been and still is a bastion of male chauvinist pigs. Russian Orthodox Church music was written for only male voices, and it should only be performed by an a cappella male choir. The complex inner details of the music is at its best with a small choir of only 6-8 voices.

In a stroke of genius, Chandos produced a 7 volume set of all Bortnyansky's Sacred Concerti (for unaccompanied male choir). This is as essential to your music library as is a set of Beethoven's symphonies. Seek out and buy all 7 CDs, but if you want to start with a sample, I think Vol #5 is the best.
Submitted on 12/30/14 by wastch 
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Works Details

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 1 ("I will praise Thee") (Ispovemsya tebe, Hospodi)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 2 ("Praise ye the Lord") (Khavalite, otrotsï)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 3 ("Come and behold the works of God") (Priidite i vidite dela
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 4 ("Who shall ascend intot he hill of the Lord?") (Kto vzïdet n
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 5 ("The heavens declare the glory of God") (Nebesa povedayut' s
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 6 ("What God is greater") (Kto Boh veliy, yako Boh nash)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 7 ("Glory to God in the highest") (Slava v vïshinikh Bohu)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 8 ("Ye people, sing a song") (Vospoite, lyudiye, boholepno v Si
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 9 ("Priase ye the Lord") (Se nïnye blahoslovite Hospoda)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bortnyansky, Dimitry : Sacred Concerto for double choir no 10 ("My heart is fortified") (Utverdisya serdtse moye o Hospode
  • Period Time: Classical