Notes & Reviews:
Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil (also known as "Vespers" or "The Great Evening and Morning Praise") is his last contribution to Russian Orthodox church music. The liturgical model for this work is a worship service which occurs the evening before sacred holidays and consists of a succession of prayers, readings and chants. In this composition for a cappella choir from 1915 Rachmaninoff was able to create a unity between the monophonic chants of the Orthodox Church and the musical ideas of the late romantic era. With its warm, majestic sound the work is considered a real showpiece for big choirs. Its profound emotional depth emerges prominently in this excellent recording by the WDR Radio Choir under Nicolas Fink.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Kunststation St. Peter, Köln (06/24/2013-06/27/2016).
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Works DetailsRachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37
- Conductor: Nicolas Fink
- Ensemble: WDR Radio Choir
- Notes: Kunststation St. Peter, Köln (06/24/2013-06/27/2013)
- Running Time: 48 min. 24 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 1915
- Studio/Live: Live