The Wall Street Journal Reviews Passion Week as Performed by Capella Romana 2014


Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη! Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!  Bright Tuesday 2014

 Per the Capella Romana (FB) blog site:  (Hat tip to Cliff for first bringing this and many other items to my attention)

The Wall Street Journal Reviews Passion Week!

Wall Street Journal Reviews Cappella Romana Premiere of Maximilian Steinberg Passion WeekThe first review for the world premiere performance ofMaximilian Steinberg’sPassion Week comes fromThe Wall Street Journal:

 

 

“At St. Mary’s, the opening verses of the alleluia of ‘Passion Week,’ intoned in Church Slavonic by one of Cappella’s stentorian bass voices, seemed to portend another dose of the ensemble’s usual hieratic Byzantine and Russian austerity. But it was immediately and surprisingly soothed by soaring high harmonies from an all-star lineup of sopranos who also sing in choir-crazed Portland’s other top choruses and vocal ensembles. In fact, the entire ‘Passion Week,’ which lasted about an hour, proved unexpectedly gentle, sometimes even lush, occasionally delicate, graced by intermittent dissonances and touches of counterpoint. … Like Steinberg’s ‘Passion Week’ and the other neglected music it’s resurrected, Cappella Romana continues its ascent.” —Brett Campbell, The Wall Street Journal

Read the full review in The Wall Street Journal!

 

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Orthodox Christian with 2 children, a wife, a life of bills and occasional fishing, not enough hiking etc... Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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