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Rachmaninov: Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom / Polyansky


Release Date: 03/27/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9253  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When one speaks of Rachmaninoff ’s music, it is usually with reference to his lush, romantic and quintessentially Russian concertos and symphonies. Against the background of what has been described as an ‘ambiguous’ relationship with the Orthodox Church, however, it is worth noting that the composer also produced a significant number of choral works throughout the course of his career The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is one such example.

Having immersed himself in the task of learning to read medieval Russian musical notation, Rachmaninoff wrote the liturgy (which, in the case of the Orthodox Church, refers specifically to the Mass) in less than three weeks during the summer of 1910. Despite its successful premiere, the work
Read more was subsequently banned by the Holy Synod for being too modern and overtly expressive, and today it is largely overshadowed by the better-known Vespers of 1915. Brilliant Classics’ issue of the liturgy in 2CD format therefore presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire this striking but largely neglected masterpiece that is a fine testament to the late 19th and early 20th century nationalist attempts to revive traditional Russian chant. Richly scored in four-part harmony (a typical feature of sacred music from that time), it is impressively delivered here by the Russian State Symphony Capella under their esteemed director,Valery Polyansky.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Booklet notes and complete sung texts.
• Also includes recordings of Rachmaninoff’s shorter choral works O Mother of God vigilantly praying, Chorus of Spirits and Panteley the Healer.
• Part of the Musica Sacra series. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1990 
Venue:  Smolensk Cathedral 
Length: 91 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
2.
O mother of God vigilantly praying by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Sophia Cathedral, Polotsk, Belarussia 
Length: 9 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
3.
Chorus of spirits for Don Juan by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Sophia Cathedral, Polotsk, Belarussia 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
4.
Panteley the healer by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Sophia Cathedral, Polotsk, Belarussia 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Russian 

Sound Samples

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Great Litany
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The First Antiphon: Bless the Lord, o my soul
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Second Antiphon: Only begotten Son of God
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Third Antiphon: In Thy Kingdom
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Little Entrance: Come and Worship
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Trisagion: Lord, We Pray that You May Be Merciful
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Fervent Supplication
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Cheruvimic Hymn
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Ektenia of the Prothesis
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Nicaean Creed
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Anaphora
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn of Praise
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn to the Virgin
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Lord's Prayer
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Elevation
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Communion Hymn
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Blessing
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn of Praise
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Blessed His Name
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Glory to the Father
V molitvakh neusipayushchuyu bogoroditsu (In our Prayers, Ever-vigilant Mother of God)
Chorus of Spirits for Don Juan
Panteley-tselitel (Panteley the Healer)

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