• In it's latest project, the Chorus sine nomine, one of
Austria's leading choirs, under it's founder and director
Johannes Hiemetsberger has turned to a very special work:
the Miserere by Gregorio Allegri in an arrangement for
saxophone and three choirs a cappella by Vladimir Ivanoff.
• The setting of the 51st Psalm from the 1630s, which is
uniquely captivating due to it's simplicity, was a fixed
component of the liturgy of Easter week in the Sixtine
Chapel in Rome for over 250 years and soon achieved cult
status because of the high penalties on it's 'pirate copy'.
• Here, the three-choir ensemble is in a subtle equilibrium
with the young saxophonist Michael Krenn and meets any
trace of sentimental mush with the respect due.
• Recorded in the splendid Viennese acoustic of the Otto
Wagner designed Church am Steinhof, built in the first
decade of the 20th c. on the grounds of the then Lower
Austrian State Asylum.