'The sustained tonal plenitude and fabulous breath apportioning of the sopranos in the opening paragraph of Barber's Agnus Dei; the organic emergence of other voice-parts as the textures alter; and the slow burn kindling of an eventually incandescent climax – these mark the performance with a special intensity, gripping the attention in every bar of music.' Terry Blain
Choral works by Barber, Bernstein, Copland & Thompson
Polyphony/Stephen Layton; Robert Millett (percussion)
Hyperion CDA 67929
Read the rest of this review in the August Issue of BBC Music Magazine.
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