Grigorjeva Choral Music
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Rutškin, Grigori; Estonian National Male Choir; Sink, Theodor; Vellmann, Margus; Üleoja, Mikk; Arder, Aleksandr
The choral music of Galina Grigorjeva – born in Simferopol in Ukraine in 1962 and based in Tallinn, in Estonia, since 1994 – is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Orthodox Church and in ancient Russian and Slavonic folklore. Although clearly by a contemporary composer, her works have a timeless, even hypnotic, quality that seems to reach back through the ages. She has been working with the Estonian National Male Choir – one of the finest in a country full of choirs – for some years now, and some of the works here were composed or arranged specifically for this recording.