Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil / Latvian Radio Choir

Release Date: 3/26/2013
Label: Ondine
Catalog Number: ODE 1206-5
Conductor: Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble: Latvian Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"In 1915, just two years before the Russian Revolution, Sergei Rachmaninov wrote the breathtaking All-Night Vigil, a high-water mark for Russian Orthodox choral music. But the work had a short shelf life as the Bolsheviks cracked down on religion. These days, recordings of the work abound, but this new version by the Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Sigvards Klava is among the best. There's no orchestra, just voices, yet Rachmaninov applies terrific coloristic and orchestral effects. In one section, sopranos ring out like tolling church bells. And here, listen for the rich, symphonic layering he gets with groups of voices shining like rays of light through stained glass." – Tom Huizenga, NPR Music
Works on This Recording
1. Vespers, Op. 37 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble: Latvian Radio Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; Russia
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