We are thrilled to announce the first CD recording of The Clarion Choir under the direction of Steven Fox, now available here on the Clarion website, and nationwide for streaming/download.
Maximilian Steinberg's Passion Week is a long-hidden sacred work written in 1920s Russia. The piece, due to a fascinating personal story, made its way to the United States, and, some 85 years later, was performed for the first time. The Clarion Choir gave the New York premiere of the work in October 2014. The New York Times called the performance 'stunning' and added 'Truly, however belatedly, Steinberg's moment has arrived.'
Fanfare Magazine calls this recording a ‘magnificent rendition’ adding ‘The sound on this Naxos recording is perfect for church music and, while listening to Steinberg’s work, I felt as though I were sitting in the middle of a Russian cathedral.'
Read more on the Russian tour here.