Musique chorale Russe des XVIe, XVIIe & XVIIIe siècles

This record shows what you get when you cross the Red Army Choir with church music. Songs of devotion should have some subtlety, and this recording clearly does not. It is screaming the beauty of the Motherland in general, but also the victory of communism (Never mind religion was anathema to Lenin, reality is as always a little more subtle).

I don’t know when the recording was made, but all I could find from its choir leader Alexander Yurlov is that he was active in the early Sixties. In Russia, for the Ministry of Culture. At the end of the first half, I’m developing a massive headache.

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