Early Byzantine Music 6th-15th century; Early Muscovite Rus 15th-17th century
Author: various; performed by Ensemble Madrigal
Publisher: Melodija Record Company, USSR
Publication date: 1988
Size: 216 Mb
This album is dedicated to the Old Russian professional chant culture, and to those cultures which it was connected with — such as Byzantine, Serbian and Bulgarian. This is the first recording of such a wide cycle of Old Russian chants made in this country. “Madrigal” ensemble introducing chant culture of the Russian 17th century payed much attention to a little known but interesting and artistically valuable direction — partesny and demestveny Chants.
There is no need to introduce the ensemble itself. Its numerous concerts in the Soviet Union and abroad as well, enthusiastic press reviews are known to attentive listeners. It should be mentioned that “Madrigal” ensemble was one of the first to perform Old Russian chants, and this unique album is a natural continuation of artistic traditions of the ensemble.”