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Rachmaninov: Vespers / Matthew Best

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

In celebration of their thirtieth birthday, Hyperion is re-issuing thirty landmark titles from the back catalogue at mid-price. These discs include benchmark recordings of great music performed by some of the finest artists who have worked with the label over the last thirty years. Many of the discs are Gramophone Award winners and Records of the Year and all have received the highest possible critical and public acclaim. These specially packaged releases will be available alongside their full-price counterparts until stocks are depleted.

'Even in what has become a crowded field, this is an outstanding version ... the finest of all' (International Record Review)

'Fully deserves its reputation as one of the finest available interpretations of this music' (Amazon.co.uk)

'Rich and atmospheric, a blissfully unhurried reading' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A most beautiful performance, very well sung and recorded in an atmospheric, reverberent setting' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Outstanding. A performance that is at once perceptive, sympathetic and finely sung' (Gramophone)

'Best and his choir get right to the heart of the unique Rachmaninov Vespers ... an unearthly sublimity which many will find extremely moving' (Organists' Review)

'A memorable version of Rachmaninov's masterpiece, most beautifully sung and balanced, with rich and varied tone, and some outstanding soloists... buy this album immediately' (Musical Opinion)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (09/21/1990-09/23/1990).


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>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37
  • Conductor: Matthew Best
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (09/21/1990-09/23/1990)
  • Running Time: 64 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1915