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Dr. Kurt Sander Posts His Review of PaTRAM’s “Blessed Art Thou among Women” CD

Dr. Kurt Sander, an accomplished music professor, vocalist and composer, has posted his own review of the “Blessed Art Thou among Women” CD.

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Dr. Sander has been a long-time collaborator with the PaTRAM Institute™. It was his “Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom“, commissioned by PaTRAM, that went on to receive a Grammy nomination for Best Choral Performance this year. Many of the same singers contributed their talents to our new “Blessed Art Thou among Women” CD, under the baton of Maestro Peter Jermihov .

With his extensive musical knowledge, Dr. Sander provides his impressions of the recording stating: “The choral singing is some of the best you will find in this genre, either inside or outside of Russia.” He also shares interesting historical tidbits about the recorded pieces. For example, speaking of composer Georgy Sviridov, “This post-Revolution composer is primarily known in the West for his inspired secular choruses.”

We urge our readers to read Dr. Sander’s entire review and get his deep perspective of the music and the composers whose music is presented.

It is important to note that Dr. Sander played no part in the creation, performance or recording of the “Blessed…” CD. His review is completely independent of any collaboration with PaTRAM.