Tag: review

  • American Record Guide Reviews Hymns of Kassianí

    American Record Guide Reviews Hymns of Kassianí

    The July/August 2021 issue of American Record Guide features a review of Cappella Romana’s new Hymns of Kassianí recording: “This is a recording I have long awaited. While the name of the Orthodox nun Kassia (or Kassiani, c.810-c.895) has slowly entered scholarly studies of music in the Middle Ages, her reputation has suffered from the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia in Choir and Organ

    Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia in Choir and Organ

    The March/April 2021 issue of Choir and Organ Magazine has a review for our Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia recording: “Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia from Cappella Romana, directed by Alexander Lingas, is an extraordinary feat – the first vocal album ever to be recorded in live virtual acoustics. … Stunningly convincing sounds emerge as […]

  • Fanfare Magazine Reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    Fanfare Magazine Reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    Alongside a must-read interview with Benedict Sheehan, Fanfare Magazine’s March/April 2021 Issue features THREE reviews of his Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom recording with the St. Tikhon Choir on Cappella Records: James A. Altena: “I own a goodly number of settings of the Liturgy by various composers—Chesnokov, Grechaninov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Kastalsky, Rachmaninoff, Shvedov, Stoyanov, and […]

  • Sheehan’s Liturgy offers a much needed refuge

    Sheehan’s Liturgy offers a much needed refuge

    HRAudio.net’s Adrian Quanjer reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: “‘In times of difficulty and insecurity, like now with a highly contagious virus spreading over the world, people will search for something tangible to hold on to. Something that gives warmth and hope, doesn’t change and has already for a long time been an […]

  • Four Stars from ConcertoNet for Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    Four Stars from ConcertoNet for Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    ConcertoNet‘s Linda Holt gives Four Stars to the Saint Tikhon Choir’s recording of Benedict Sheehan: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Cappella Records: “a recording which succeeds fully as a musical work, albeit one that follows strict compositional and theological guidelines. Despite the heaviness of its intention, I found this work surprisingly elegant and light, […]

  • Benedict Sheehan Brings the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom to Life

    Benedict Sheehan Brings the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom to Life

    “While listening, I closed my eyes and just let the voices of the Saint Tikhon Choir bring the liturgy alive in music. … In all honesty, the voices of the choir performing Sheehan’s setting gave me chills. This is an album I’ll be listening to often. I highly recommend this album to those who enjoy […]

  • The Absolute Sound Declares Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia a Triumph

    The Absolute Sound Declares Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia a Triumph

    The Absolute Sound magazine’s September 2020 issue features an in-depth look at our Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia recording and declares it “A triumph of scholarship, musicianship, and technology.” “For many critical listeners, and not just readers of this magazine, the absolute sound—the sound of live, unamplified music in a real space—is a touchstone…The venue […]

  • More Praise for Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia in MusicWeb International

    More Praise for Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia in MusicWeb International

    Mark Sealey adds his voice to the growing list of reviews of Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia on MusicWeb International: “From the first note, we hear dedication, focus, energy, a balanced and measured concentration on – as far as is possible in our noisy world – how the monks and lay staff of the Hagia […]

  • Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia is a Recommended Recording on MusicWeb International

    Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia is a Recommended Recording on MusicWeb International

    MusicWeb International critic John Quinn has made Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia one of his Recommended Recordings! “The music itself is astonishing. … I was struck at once by the wonderful overlapping sonorities of the choir. There’s a real depth and richness to the choral sound and here, as elsewhere, the fabulously deep and resonant […]

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