The Talla Vocal Ensemble -
'... guaranteed to delight listeners ...'
The eight men of the Talla Vocal Ensemble, their amazing vocal skill, unique
blend and perfect sympathy with traditional singing styles make this CD a
recital that can be heard over many times without tiring. There is a
freshness and exhilaration about both the repertoire and the warm
camaraderie of its performers that quickly infects the listener and must
surely be guaranteed to delight listeners and make many friends.
It is a
musical journey around the Baltic Sea and brings together Estonians like
Cyrillus Kreek (who died in 1962) and Veljo Tormis, the most widely known and
justly celebrated of that country's choral composers, with Bo Holten from
Denmark, Nils Lindberg from Sweden, and from Finland Pekka Kostiainen and
the much younger rising star Jaako Mäntyjärvi who already has pieces firmly
in the choral hit parade.
Copyright © 9 January 2005
Patric Standford, Wakefield UK