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Since 1995, Musica Russica has provided expertly written reviews and ratings
for a wide-ranging selection of CDs. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive
selection of Russian choral music--sacred, secular, and folk--as well as
Orthodox Christian liturgical music in a variety of styles and national
origins. To browse CDs in the desired category, make a selection from the
drop-down menu on the left side of the navigation bar.
The Star Rating System
Superb in every respect (reserved for exceptional "milestone" recordings)
Recommended with reservations
NR - Not rated (see below)
Why are some recordings not rated?
The star-rating system is an easy way for us to share our observations in our field of expertise, which is Russian and Slavic choral music. There are many areas of music, however, in which we are not experts, such as Byzantine Chant or Georgian singing. For this reason we do not rate CDs with those types of music. We also do not rate CDs recently recorded in North America by currently practicing Orthodox church musicians, many of whom are our friends and colleagues.
— Vladimir Morosan, Review Editor
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