Russian Cossack Music from the Urals
Conductor: Michael Minsky
1990: Delta Music/Laserlight 15 345
I didnt think Id ever have reason to comment on this CD, but I was just listening to it in mid-2010, probably a decade or so after having bought it, and for the first time I was struck by just how arbitrary this choirs pitch is. Some of the chords contain off-key notes that make my Western ear wince and my hand jump to skip tracks. But as a cultural document and a collection of Russian choral pieces itll retain a home in my collection despite that.
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