THE NEW YORKER / CULTURE DESK:
Two New Choral-Music Recordings

THE NEW YORKER / CULTURE DESK: Two New Choral-Music Recordings

BY RUSSELL PLATT

"Many choral ensembles are firmly centered on performing the music of the past: either the early-music repertory prized by such groups as New York’s Tenet or Boston’s Blue Heron, or else the big masterworks that come from what might be called the choral long nineteenth century, from the capacious Baroque of Handel’s “Messiah” to the mid-twentieth-century Impressionism of Duruflé’s Requiem. But, over the past decade, cutting-edge choral music seems more important than ever, and two choruses that New Yorkers love have new releases showing it off."

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