Alfred Momotenko: Creator of Angels (Choral Works) – Latvian Radio Choir

December 7, 2022, 9:00 am

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The Latvian Radio Choir’s new album marks the international debut of Alfred Momotenko. Surrounded by choral music in his youth, the Ukrainian composer has returned to that world at a relatively late period: all the works on this album have been written between 2017 and 2022. Many of his enigmatic choral works are religious and could be described as poems or chants. Often there are two contrasting musical languages present: the ancient, pristine Znamennyj Chant and the modern one. Besides liturgical texts, Momotenko’s choral works include settings to poems by Boris Pasternak and Joseph Brodsky.