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Sacred music by
Georgy Sviridov -
praised by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... beautiful, pure and never forced or showy.'

Georgy Sviridov: Hymns and Prayers. Credo Chamber Choir. Bogdan Plish, conductor. © 2014 Toccata Classics

Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998) is not very well known outside Russia and, whilst he was a student of Shostakovich (amongst others), his music is quite unlike that of anyone else. He should be much better known. I have a couple of recordings of some of his songs and a children's cantata, so when this disc came up for review, I jumped at the chance.

Sviridov wrote Hymns and Prayers over the last ten years of his life, and was still working on it just a few weeks before he died...

Copyright © 7 December 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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GEORGY SVIRIDOV: HYMNS AND PRAYERS

TOCCATA CLASSICS

CHORAL MUSIC

UKRAINE

RUSSIA

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