Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil op. 37

Description

Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil op. 37 (also known as the "Vespers") is his last contribution to Russian Orthodox church music. The liturgical model for this piece is a worship service which is held on the evening preceding high feast days and consists of a sequence of prayers, readings and chants. Composed in 1915, in this work for a cappella choir Rachmaninoff succeeded in adapting ideas of late Romanticism to the monophonic liturgical chants of the Russian Orthodox Church. Since then, with its warm resplendant sound this work is regarded as a showpiece for large choirs. The emotional depth of this work is brought to the fore most impressively in the outstanding recording by the West German Radio Choir (WDR), under the direction of Nicolas Fink.

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Content

15 Works Show

Conductor

Nicolas Fink Personal details

Ensemble

WDR Rundfunkchor Personal details

Soloist - alto

Beate Koepp Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Kwon-Shik Lee Personal details

WDR Rundfunkchor Personal details
Nicolas Fink Personal details

Reviews

Der Chor weiß mit erstklassiger Intonation und musikalischer Akkuratesse zu überzeugen.
Anne Zehrt, klassik.com, 12.12.2016

 

Tuning is excellent throughout... . ... this beautifully sung German performance might just do the trick.
MusicWeb International, William Hedley, August 2016

 

Der Chorklang ist wunderbar ausgewogen, und zeichnet sich durch Klangschönheit, eine große Dynamik und eine perfekte Intonation aus. Der Schweizer Dirigent hat ideale Tempi gewählt [...].
Remy Franck, pizzicato.lu, 28.05.16

 

Der Chor kann seine Stärken, wie klangliche Beweglichkeit und klare Diktion in den stilistisch vielfarbig angelegten Sätzen gut präsentieren.
Ulrich Barthel, Chorzeit, April 2016

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