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Alexander Levine: Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom / Short, Tenebrae

Levine / Short,Nigel
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 316  
Composer:  Alexander Levine
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tenebrae's latest disc on Signum sees their return to the repertoire of Russian composer Alexander Levine. The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is Levine’s most significant large-scale religious work to date. Inspired by the humility and humanity of the murdered Russian priest (and friend of Levine) Fr. Alexander Men and composed over a three-month period of spiritual immersion, research and contemplation (similar to that described by his great forebears Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov), the work traces a continuous spiritual growth towards the central point of the Liturgy – the Holy Communion. Tenebrae's latest disc on Signum sees their return to the repertoire of Russian composer Alexander Levine. The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is Levine’s most significant large-scale religious work to date. Inspired by the humility and humanity of the murdered Russian priest (and friend of Levine) Fr. Alexander Men and composed over a three-month period of spiritual immersion, research and contemplation (similar to that described by his great forebears Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov), the work traces a continuous spiritual growth towards the central point of the Liturgy – the Holy Communion. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Alexander Levine
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae

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