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Infodad.com, May 2016

This is well-made contemporary music of a very specific type, its pleasures available to those who find both its concepts and their presentation congenial. © 2016 Infodad.com Read complete review



Bruce Reader
The Classical Reviewer, April 2016

In The Butterfly, the female voices bring a gentle mellifluous calm to which male voices join. This is a beautifully paced piece that rises in passion centrally, this choir finding so many subtleties in this quite wonderful setting.

The female voices of the choir open Who Are You?; beautifully overlaid as the textures and harmonies emerge. It is quite brilliantly sung as the male voices add richness before tailing off with a lovely moment for the female voices and a hushed coda. © 2016 The Classical Reviewer Read complete review



Dominy Clements
MusicWeb International, April 2016

This is a remarkable release of some of the most strikingly effective choral music I’ve heard for quite some time. …the Estonian singers inhabit and deliver this music with tremendous conviction, and with the added contrasts of instrumental contributions this is also a well-considered programme that works superbly as a breathtaking listening experience. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Malcolm Riley
Gramophone, April 2016

This new album from the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir reinforces their position as one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. Paul Hillier directs them through a deeply satisfying survey of music by the Ukrainian-born Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva. Stylistically, she follows in the long shadow of Rachmaninov, bracing an essential serenity with the subtlest of richer harmonic tints, while stretching her singers both emotionally as well as in terms of their tessitura (oh, those basses!). She is the mistress of cadential suspense, a modernist who respects the past. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Jerobear
Review Corner, February 2016

The music sounds as if she pays utmost attention to detail but it also flows well, too, and there’s a lot of silence, which can work effectively if used properly. © 2016 Review Corner Read complete review





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