Olga de Kort – Sunday bells resound in the Concertgebouw (review; Bachtrack.com)

Dutch tintinnabulation: Sunday bells resound in the Concertgebouw ****

Modest Mussorgsky. Boris Godunov: Coronation Scene – Arvo Pärt. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten – Sergej Rachmaninov. The Bells, for choir and orchestra, Op.35. 

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic – James Gaffigan, conductor – Marina Rebeka, soprano – Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor – Andrei Bondarenko, baritone – Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)

“For generations of music lovers and Dutch radio listeners the Sunday morning Concerts in the Concertgebouw form a festive highlight of the day. The programme for this Sunday had an extra festive touch thanks to the specific chosen repertoire with one common feature: bells. The Main Hall of the Concertgebouw was chiming, resonating and reverberating together with Russian church bells, weddings bells, sleigh bells, funeral bells – bells in all ranges and timbres, from silver bells to full open sounds and profound, mournful ones.”… 

Read the full review on Bachtrack.

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