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Omp-cn249e_carousel Maximilian Steinberg:
Passion Week

A long-lost masterpiece,
re-discovered after 90 years.

New Major Work

Alexander Kastalsky,
a World War I Requiem

First published in 1917,
yet to be recorded

New DVD

The ABC’s of Russian Diction

An essential tool for learning the sounds of Russian and Slavonic

Featured CDs

Browse the widest selection of Russian and Orthodox Choral CDs

From Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe and throughout the Orthodox world, we bring you the best CDs of Orthodox choral music, liturgical chant, and folk music, all expertly reviewed and rated. Learn More

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The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Listen to Vladimir Morosan's Lecture at
St. Katherine's College

Using musical examples drawn from the history of Russian music, Musica Russica's president, Dr. Vladimir Morosan, reveals some of the musical sources of the All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.

Cappella Romana Premieres Steinberg’s Passion Week

Vladimir Morosan Gives Pre-Concert Talk

April 11-12, 2014—Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week, a long-lost sacred choral masterpiece composed in the 1920s in the Soviet Union, was given its world premieres in Portland and Seattle by Cappella Romana, under Alexander Lingas. The 45-minute, 11-movement work is based on Russian chants sumptuously arranged in polyphonic attire.

Performance Today: Vladimir Morosan Talks About 100th Anniversary of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

March 10, 2015 — Hear Fred Child, host of NPRs Performance Today talk with conductor Charles Bruffy and Musica Russica President Vlad Morosan about the 100th Anniversary of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, and about the new recording of the work by the Kansas City and Phoenix Chorales. Listen here .

Steinberg's Passion Week Performed from New Musica Russica Edition

October 28, 2014—New York City-based Clarion Society, under Steven Fox, performs Maximilian Steinberg's long-lost sacred choral masterpiece, composed in the 1920s in the Soviet Union and premiered by Cappella Romana in Portland and Seattle in April 2014. Ten of the 11 movements of the 45-minute work are based on early Russian chants, clothed in rich polyphonic textures.

Conspirare: The Sacred Spirit of Russia Wins Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

February 8, 2015 - The Sacred Spirit of Russia  is the 2015 Grammy Award winner for "Best Choral Performance." The program of liturgical music by a stellar array of Russian composers was selected entirely from the Musica Russica catalog. The project was consulted by Musica Russica's president, Vladimir Morosan. 

Ancient Faith Radio Interviews Craig Johnson and Vlad Morosan about Grammy-Winning CD


March 3, 2015 — Bobby Maddex interviews Craig Hella Johnson, the director of Conspirare, and Musica Russica President Vlad Morosan about their involvement in the 2015 Grammy-award winning CD The Sacred Spirit of Russia. Listen here.

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