5-Star Blu-Ray Review for Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia

Blu-Ray.com gives our Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia Blu-Ray/CD a Five-Star Rating in a review by Jeffrey Kauffman:

I’m fortunate to live in Portland, Oregon, where Cappella Romana is based, and I can tell you from personal experience their live concerts are often amazing, even if they’re not, as in this instance, absolutely drenched in the reverberant atmosphere of Turkey’s iconic Hagia Sophia cathedral, which is, as indicated above, “re-created” digitally for this often astounding release. … This is a release where I highly recommend the Atmos or Auro-3D renderings if you’re so equipped, as the ambient decay (up to 12 seconds, as mentioned in the documentary) is rendered extremely well, with a noticeable vertical element, that is not nearly as evident in the stereo or even the 5.1 versions. The spill of the voices, with a slight “echo”, wafts through the surround channels quite “realistically” (for want of a better term), and the Atmos and Auro-3D renditions in particular preserve the almost dreamlike sonics that ensue from the long decay and “traveling” of the sound. … This new Cappella Romana offering should be a welcome addition for collectors who, like me, thrill to lossless audio, especially when it’s of such evocative music with such a stunning sonic “backdrop”. This is a stellar release all around, and Cappella Romana: Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia comes Highly recommended.”

—Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-Ray.com

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