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Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Latvian Radio Choir

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    Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 (1915) 60'

Performers

    Latvian Radio Choir

Program

All-Night Vigil is one of the great choral compositions of Orthodox liturgical music. It took Rachmaninoff less than two weeks to compose. The work premiered in March 1915, in the midst of World War I. Unlike The Bells, The Vigil is a cappella work, which moves away from symphony music that characterises the composer so much. When creating the melodies, Rachmaninoff started mainly from old monodic Russian songs. Dedicated to the night vigil, an all-night Orthodox ceremony, the work covers three canonical hours: evenings, dawn, and sunset. The first six movements correspond to evening time, which give the work its name; the next eight - dawn, and the last - sunset. In line with Orthodox doctrine, Rachmaninoff strongly believed in the resurrection of Jesus and approached it with moving serenity. The composer had a special fondness for the fifth movement of the work, the "Nunc dimittis", requesting that it be played at his funeral.

    • Tuesday 21 March 19:00
  • €28
  • Stage Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • Chamber Music

One of the great choral compositions of Orthodox liturgical music sung by the excellent Latvian Radio Choir.

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Tuesday

21 March 2023
Time:
19:00
Price:
€28

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