Ithaka Reviews

“[Kakabadse’s] always melodic music is thoroughly approachable…..yet not facile

conjures up images of a service in a great cathedral


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“stunning and ambitious”

“beautiful Odyssey

“richly textured music”

NEW CLASSICS   (John Pitt – Dec 2019)

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[Odyssey] a fascinating cycle”

“listeners …. will find much of the musical material intriguing”

“[Odyssey] does a very fine job of taking an audience through thousands of years of experience in not much more than half an hour

 INFODAD (Mark J Estren: Grecian Heritage – Dec 2019)

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“a must-have CD”

“All in all [this CD is] essential for anyone with an interest in the variations of the human voice”

“[The Choir] work the magic” 

THE CHRONICLE/Review Corner (Jeremy Condliffe – Dec 2019)

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“distinguished composer Lydia Kakabadse”

“a masterpiece of interpretation of the magnificent Odyssey”

“breath-taking in tonal beauty and you’re left spellbound listening to the whole album”

TAMVAKOS ARCHIVE (Thomas Tamvakos – Oct 2019)

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“Kakabadse…. brings considerable learning as well as freshly accessible music”

“delivered with honesty and feeling by the Royal Holloway Choir”

“A fine addition to Kakabadse’s Divine Art catalogue”

CHOIR & ORGAN (Brian Morton – Feb 2020)

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“[Kakabadse’s] previous release of music on this label was very impressive; this present release offers further thoughtful, imaginative music”

“most impressive song…Sancte Ioseph”

“the music here is cleverly constructed”

FANFARE (Colin Clarke – May 2020)

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“Kakabadse’s music is attractive and varied…and beautiful”

“(Kyrie eleison) is a compelling movement”

“The addition of a harp…adds wonderful colour to the score and always in a highly appropriate way”

“Odyssey is a very appealing work and…is well worth hearing”


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