Friday, 14 April 2017
Vyacheslav Artyomov - Requiem (rec. 1989)
The choral parts are at times stately, unsettling and mournful, as centuries of Russian Orthodoxy and other liturgical traditions are woven into something timeless. As Artyomov himself preferred, this is "eternal music" rather than just contempoary classical. This CD was a bit hard to digest when I first got it - all one track! - so I split it up using timings that I found, which made it more accessible. Definitely one worth sticking with.
alt. link (zippy)