MAXIMILIAN STEINBERG (1883-1946): Passion Week.
Catalogue Number: 09S046
Description: A long-lost choral masterpiece composedin 1923 by Rimsky-Korsakov's favorite student, heir apparent and son-in-law, this is a tour de force of the systematic use of medieval Church Slavonic chant melodies and shares with Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil the colorful use of choral textures. Steinberg's settings are complex and rich, with a diverse and sometimes daring harmonic pallette, offering eleven movements of distinctive and expressive content Church Slavonic texts, transliterations and English translations. The Clarion Choir; Steven Fox.