Tag: Hymns of Kassianí

  • Hymns of Kassianí in Gramophone!

    Hymns of Kassianí in Gramophone!

    The August 2021 Issue of Gramophone Magazine features a wonderful new review for Cappella Romana’s Hymns of Kassianí recording! “The booklet includes Lingas’s excellent, lengthy background essay on Kassianí, her reception and the historical context of medieval Byzantine chant, along with the original Greek texts and translations. Recognised among the pre-eminent interpreters of Eastern Orthodox […]

  • MusicWeb International Reviews Hymns of Kassianí

    MusicWeb International Reviews Hymns of Kassianí

    Dominy Clements reviews Hymns of Kassianí for MusicWeb International: “much to appreciate in this substantial recording of Kassianí’s music… Cappella Romana is a leading vocal ensemble that is best known for its performances of Byzantine chant, and you have the feeling that you are in safe hands in the way they bring Kassianí’s ancient manuscripts […]

  • InfoDad review for Hymns of Kassianí

    InfoDad review for Hymns of Kassianí

    Family-focused review site, InfoDad, reviews our Hymns of Kassianí as a “revelatory” release: “The excellent and expressive voices of Cappella Romana are ideally suited to introduce the music of Kassianí to a wider audience, which is just what they do in a new recording on the ensemble’s own label. Under the sensitive and knowing direction […]

  • TheaterByte Gives Hymns of Kassianí Five Stars

    TheaterByte Gives Hymns of Kassianí Five Stars

    TheaterByte’s Lawrence Devoe gives our new Hymns of Kassianí a Five-Star review! “Having had the otherworldly experience when I reviewed Cappella Romana’s breakthrough recording of The Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia last year, I looked forward to their next installment in the Byzantine chant discography. This now arrives in the new release Hymns of Kassiani and represents one of […]

  • Robert Hugill Gives Four Stars to Hymns of Kassianí

    Robert Hugill Gives Four Stars to Hymns of Kassianí

    Robert Hugill gives a Four-Star Review to Hymns of Kassianí on his Planet Hugill blog: “much of the music on this disc is expansive, you need time to sit and allow the chant to expand and fill your consciousness. The music moves between the solid chant to more florid, flowing sections, the result is imaginative […]

  • Audiophile Audition Gives Five Stars to Hymns of Kassianí

    Audiophile Audition Gives Five Stars to Hymns of Kassianí

    Audiophile Audition gives a five-star review to Cappella Romana’s Hymns of Kassianí recording: “Kassia is especially known for one particular piece, the Hymn of Kassiani, so-called because of its placement in the orthros (matins) service of Holy Wednesday. It is a masterly composition of great pathos, commemorating the harlot who anointed the feet of Jesus and […]

  • Classical-Modern Music Review For Hymns of Kassianí

    Classical-Modern Music Review For Hymns of Kassianí

    Grego-Applegate Edwards has a grand new review and recommendation for our Hymns of Kassianí recording: “It is rather exciting to me that the Early Music Cappella Romana has released an entire album of the Hymns of Kassiani (Capella Records CR422 SACD). … This is meant to be a first volume in a series that will record all […]

  • Hymns of Kassianí Gets Highest Rating from ConcertoNet

    Hymns of Kassianí Gets Highest Rating from ConcertoNet

    Critic Linda Holt gives ConcertoNet‘s highest rating (4 Stars) to our new Hymns of Kassianí recording! “Cappella Romana… is transforming the dry, brittle pages of ancient Byzantine scores into living musical lyricism with a broad international appeal. … Their latest album provides a stunning entrée to the work of Kassianí, an Orthodox woman, monastic and […]

  • Five Stars for Hymns of Kassianí

    Five Stars for Hymns of Kassianí

    HRAudio.net gives Hymns of Kassianí a five-star rating in both performance and sonics! “The importance of this new release is to allow us to go back in time to discover more about the origins of sacred choral music, and – perhaps a revelation for uninitiated – that Hildegard von Bingen wasn’t the first female composer. […]

  • First Reviews for Hymns of Kassianí!

    First Reviews for Hymns of Kassianí!

    Cappella Romana’s new recording, Hymns of Kassianí comes out the 16th April, and reviewers are already excited: “Cappella Romana are specialists in Byzantine chant, and this album is a stunner. The release is an SACD hybrid multichannel recording. If possible, opt for the physical disc rather than the digital download for this one. The release […]

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