Sacred Songs

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MIKHAIL ALEXEEVICH KUZMIN
Sacred Songs
Mila Shkirtil (mezzo) / Karelia State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Petrozavodsk State University Male Choir, Yuri Serov

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 25 March 2015

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The great twentieth-century Russian poet, Mikhail Alexeevich Kuzmin, was for much of his early life also passionately devoted to composition. Masterpieces of the vocal miniature, his Sacred Songs for voice and orchestra are settings of his own words based on studies of ancient Russian music. His incidental music for Masquerade is notable for a heartfelt Romance and a closing chorus which draws upon traditional Russian church music. The Society of Honoured Bell Ringers displays Mahlerian and Mozartian influences whilst greater harmonic complexity can be savoured in Kuzmin's edgier music for Der deutsche Hinkemann.

Tracks:

Sacred Songs 1 & 2
The Society of Honoured Bell Ringers
Masquerade 1 & 2
Hinkemann the German