Inspirational and Reflective
Sacred music by
Georgy Sviridov -
'... beautiful, pure and never forced or showy.'
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...
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