October 21, 2016

Tyberg – Masses is Recording of the Month

We are very happy to announce that our release of Tyberg – Masses is Recording of the Month at Musicweb International! The album, performed by South Dakota Chorale and Christopher Jacobson and conducted by Brian A. Schmidt is, according to the review, ”Glorious music that burns with a steady, beckoning light; class-leading sonics, too.”

”Tyberg, a devout Catholic, wasn’t a prolific composer, but fortunately he entrusted his manuscripts to the care of a friend, Dr Milan Mihich. The latter’s son Enrico, who become a successful doctor in the US, eventually showed the scores to JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic. She and the orchestra then went on to record Tyberg’s Second and Third symphonies – plus a sonata and trio – for Naxos. These works, so persuasively presented, are well worth your time and money. I daresay that team will get around to No. 1 in due course, but in the meantime we have Pentatone to thank for recording his two Mass settings.”

The organ is played by Christopher Jacobson, who left a great impression after his last release: ”The organist in this new release is Christopher Jacobson, who impressed me enormously with his recording of pieces played on the magnificent Aeolian instrument of Duke University Chapel, Durham, North Carolina. Soundmirror, the boffins behind that technical tour de force, are in charge of this album, too. As for the South Dakota Chorale, a five-year-old group based in Sioux Falls, they’re described in the notes as a ‘collaborative network of musicians’. Led by their founder and artistic director Brian A. Schmidt they’ve already made several recordings; among them is Sacred Songs of Life and Love, much admired by John Quinn. ”

Read the full review on the website of Musicweb International