Steinberg

Steinberg Passion Week

Steinberg

Steinberg Passion Week

The Clarion Choir/Steven Fox
Naxos 8.573665

Reviewed December 2016

Written for the Russian Orthodox Church in the early 1920s by Shostakovich’s composition teacher Maximilian Steinberg, this profoundly beautiful choral piece lay forgotten for over 90 years. Performed here with breathtaking sensitivity by an outstanding New York-based choir, it emerges as a work of equal stature to Rachmaninov’s justly acclaimed Vespers. A wonderful discovery.

Audio clip: When The Glorious Disciples