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Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41 / Polyansky

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In early 1878, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky was seriously captivated with the idea of writing a cycle of choruses to the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Despite his mixed views on religion, Tchaikovsky was genuinely interested in the ceremony of orthodox service and ideas of Christianity. History has demonstrated that Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is able to exist as both music for divine service and a piece performed in concert. Thus, it was his experience of creating a liturgical cycle that stimulated the development of author's spiritual music in all of its diversity of meanings.

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Recording information: Assumption Cathedral of Smolensk (1988).


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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41
  • Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
  • Ensemble: USSR State Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878