The worst record for radio play

Who’ll be the first presenter to pronounce this composer’s name? It’s a new Coro release.



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  • Gore-chit-skee.

    The first name will be more difficult for most English-speakers (especially those who have trouble conceiving of r as a vowel sound), but they can always punt and use the Latin: Gregorius.

  • Fortunately, you don’t have to pronounce the name – to appreciate the music.

    Otherwise, it’s not much worse than, say, Shchedrin or Rozhdestvensky.

    GZHE-gozh GherVAzy GorCHYtsky.

  • A terrific recording of outstanding music, too, sort of downstream from Monteverdi. My review copy arrived a couple of days ago and I’ve enjoyed it hugely.

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