Journey through Armenia: Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series
Vicente Lusitano: Motets
Following its Inviolata triptych which introduced us to Vicente Lusitano, The Marian Consort now devotes an entire album to the ‘Portuguese’.
Nearly 100 years after the first performance of this symphony took place at the Zurich Tonhalle, its music director now conducts this monumental work.
This represents the realisation of a life-long ambition for the popular soprano; dramatic intensity makes this a far cry from the 'light' Poulenc of the 1920s.