"This is the electro-acoustic work by one of the most talented modern composers of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Lunyov. That serious, highly emotional and spiritual work called "Para Pacem Para Bellum" builds links between two methods of creating music: academic (acoustic instruments) and contemporary/experimental (computer tools). On the dramatic/verbal level this record combines the well-known traditional elements of the Requiem, Passions and the Mass. All the parts represent to some extent the variations of integral and unbroken melodic-harmonic complex. The main dramatical collision of this work develops on the level of interaction/contraposition between the natural acoustic sounds (the piano, organ and the string quartet) and the synthetic electronic timbres. Svyatoslav Lunyov was born 1964 in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from the National Kiev's Conservatory (the class of composition). He is the Laureate of numerous national & international contests and he is the member of Ukrainian Union of Composers since 1994. Svyatoslav Lunyov is an author of symphonic, chamber, choir, vocal and electro-acoustic musical works and also some cinema-music. This jewel-boxed CD comes in beautiful full-colour sleeve with 10-pages booklet (info on Russian & English as well)." (label info) special offer.