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Victoria: 'Works for Six Voices'

Magazine article Gramophone

Victoria: 'Works for Six Voices'

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Victoria

'Works for Six Voices' Ardens est cor meum. Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas. Congratulamini mihi. Nigra sum sed formosa. O Domine Jesu Christe. Quern vidistis, pastores. Salve, regina. Tu es Petrus. Vadam et circuibo civitatem. Vexilla regis 'More Hispano'. Vidi speciosam Nordic Voices Chandos Chaconne (F) [SACD]. CHSA0402 (56' * DDD/DSD * T/t)

This is perhaps Nordic Voices' most satisfying recording to date. Peter Quantrill's review of their 'Lamentations' disc (which also included Victoria's music--Chandos, 12/09) praised their near-flawless technique while feeling that rival interpretations cut deeper expressively. In truth, their very bright sound lends itself more readily to the selection of music on this new offering, which showcases Victoria at his most joyous. In that sense it is a counterweight to the previous recording, whose contents were uniformly and determinedly sombre.

Admirers of the effortlessly cool Nordic sound won't be disappointed and may even find themselves on familiar territory (perhaps recalling a fine account of Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories by Lumen Valo many years ago--Alba, 11/98--nla). …

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