From 27 to 31 January the EPCC and the conductor Kaspars Putniņš are recording for BIS Records. The alum will contain Alfred Schnittke’s „Choir Concerto“ and „Three sacred hymns” and Arvo Pärt’s „Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen“. The recording session takes place at the St Nicholas’ Church in Tallinn, the sound engineer is Jens Braun.
This CD is followinbg the succfessful album with the music by Schnittke and Pärt, whuch received a year ago the prestigious Gramophone Award.
Alfred Schnittke’s „Choir Concerto“ (1984/85) is definitely one of the choral masterpieces of the 20th century. It is based on the “Book of Lamentations” by Gregor of Narek, an Armenian poet of the 10th century. It is accompanied by the Arvo Pärt’s “Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen“ (1988), which are seven antiphons sung in the Roman Catholic liturgy during Evening Prayer on the seven days leading up to Christmas Eve.