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Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem
     

Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem

by Jeremy Summerly
 
Through the purity of his musical gestures [Tavener] achieves an intensity that can affect listeners regardless of their own religious convictions.

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Through the purity of his musical gestures [Tavener] achieves an intensity that can affect listeners regardless of their own religious convictions.

Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer - David Patrick Stearns
Though full of moments of choral monumentality, the details constantly prick your ears with exotically tinged vocal lines not normally found in Western music.... Besides being musically substantial, the overall sound of this disc is so invitingly sumptuous that it rewards casual listening as well.
Sacramento Bee - Edward Ortiz
John Tavener has created a choral work that is both beguiling and lyrically mystical.... A timely, thought-provoking CD that plumbs the fraught conditions that have befallen the Holy Land.
Chicago Tribune - Alan Artner
The slow, mesmerizing music of each cycle initially may sound the same, though its few melodic and harmonic elements are subtly altered, with an ever-expanding closing chorus providing the most noticeable example. In this way, the score gradually, almost imperceptibly, achieves weight within apparent lightness.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313282623
catalogNumber:
8557826
Rank:
179749

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  1. Lament for Jerusalem, for soprano, countertenor, chorus & orchestra (or ensemble)

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