Conspirare’s newest CD “The Sacred Spirit of Russia” is scheduled for global release on February 11 by Harmonia Mundi USA, the ensemble’s eighth recording for the distinguished label. Subtitled “Christmas liturgy from a Russian cathedral,” the disc features works by early twentieth-century composers of the “new Russian school”– Kastalsky, Gretchaninov, Rachmaninov, and Chesnokov – and their followers Sviridov and Martynov.
Waterloo Records will host a CD release party on Thursday, February 27, 5-6:30 pm, at 600 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin. The event will feature excerpts from the recording and commentary by Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson. Johnson and other Conspirare artists will be available to sign CDs purchased on site. Free and open to the public. Beverages courtesy of Shiner Beer.
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