This event is from the Season 2022-23
Latvian Radio Choir
    Chamber Music

    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Latvian Radio Choir


    • dates
      March 21, 2023 · 7 pm
    • price
      28 €
    • Location
      Escenari Sala 1 Pau Casals
    • Duration aprox.
      60'
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    Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 (1915) 60′

    Artists

    Latvian Radio Choir
    Sigvards Klava, conductor

    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.

    This concert is included in the program of the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival 2023

    Chamber Music

    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Latvian Radio Choir


    • dates
      March 21, 2023 · 7 pm
    • price
      28 €
    • Location
      Escenari Sala 1 Pau Casals
    • Duration aprox.
      60'
    Totes les sessions finalitzades
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