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Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers / Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's


Release Date: 08/28/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8574245  
Composer:  Alexandr Kastalsky
Performer:  Anna DennisJoseph Beutel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke'sKansas City ChoraleCathedral Choral Society,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Alexander Kastalsky was a student of Tchaikovsky and a mentor to Rachmaninov, becoming director of the Moscow Synodal School until the Bolshevik regime banned all sacred music, including the extraordinary Requiem for Fallen Brothers which consequently lay forgotten for over a century. The Requiem is a rich and varied mosaic that honors those who perished in the First World War, poignantly combining Orthodox and Gregorian chant with hymns from the allied nations, even including Rock of Ages. This unprecedented and peerless monument to those who made the ultimate sacrifice was acclaimed on its 1917 premiere as a ‘uniquely Russian requiem that… gave musical voice to the tears of many nations.’ This is a world premiere recording. Alexander Kastalsky was a student of Tchaikovsky and a mentor to Rachmaninov, becoming director of the Moscow Synodal School until the Bolshevik regime banned all sacred music, including the extraordinary Requiem for Fallen Brothers which consequently lay forgotten for over a century. The Requiem is a rich and varied mosaic that honors those who perished in the First World War, poignantly combining Orthodox and Gregorian chant with hymns from the allied nations, even including Rock of Ages. This unprecedented and peerless monument to those who made the ultimate sacrifice was acclaimed on its 1917 premiere as a ‘uniquely Russian requiem that… gave musical voice to the tears of many nations.’ This is a world premiere recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Requiem for Fallen Brothers by Alexandr Kastalsky
Performer:  Anna Dennis (Soprano), Joseph Beutel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Kansas City Chorale,  Cathedral Choral Society  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 

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