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Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale
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Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his All-Night Vigil (also known as Vespers) during a three-week period in 1915. It is a towering achievement and a work of deep faith. Comprised of fifteen movements and based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, the All-Night Vigil is a technical and emotional tour de force. Sung without instruments and lasting just over […]

Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Pasadena Symphony

Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Pasadena Symphony

Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, if you haven’t heard it, sounds like this. Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, like this. And that’s just on YouTube. For whatever mysterious reason, art experienced firsthand—not through recordings and reproductions—has the capacity to affect us in ways that copies do not. Something about the physical proximity of the artifact—you might call it […]

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