the greatest hits

The new CD, released on the Austrian label 'Tyrolis', is a fantastic musical reading by the Don KosakenChor Russland & the Instrumental soloists Ensemble 'Philarmonia'. The excellent recordings and editing made by Paul Schuurman (VAN Studio) contribute to an hour of musical Russian enjoyment.  Virtuoso instrumental works as well as the vocal works are performed here in a compelling way by the choir and ensemble. Conductor Marcel N. Verhoeff let the choir and ensemble sing and play from an extremely pianissimo to an overwhelming fortissimo, without forcing anything. This new CD is a must. It brings the listener to the Russian Taiga, the melancholy of Dr. Zivago, to the intensely sung authentic Cossack songs.