The Clarion Choir & Steven Fox - Steinberg: Passion Week, Op. 13
Classical, Choral, Sacred | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 54:39 min | 127 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017
Passion Week is a long-lost choral masterpiece composed by Rimsky-Korsakov's favourite student, heir apparent and son-in-law, Maximilian Steinberg. A product of his interest in the sacred and mystical, it is a tour de force of the systematic use of medieval Church Slavonic chant melodies and shares with Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil the colourful use of choral textures. Steinberg's settings are complex and rich, with a diverse and sometimes daring harmonic palette, offering eleven movements of distinctive and expressive content that reveal an artist's search for identity at a time of increasing hostility to religion.