Tavener: The protecting veil & readings

Matthew Barley leads the Sinfonietta Rīga in this exploration of Tavener’s musical works and inspirations, enveloping a monumental performance of The protecting veil with readings of WB Yeats and Frithjof Schuon by renowned actors Julie Christie and Olwyn Fouéré.

SIGCD585  67 minutes 22 seconds
‘Even if you have other recordings of The Protecting Veil, I recommend this utterly beautiful and originally framed version unreservedly’ (Gramophone)
BBC Music Magazine