Vespers

Sergey Rachmaninov

Vespers

Op. 37 • “All-Night Vigil”

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Sergey Rachmaninov famously recalled the night when he first played the score of his All-Night Vigil for a pair of the most prominent Russian musicians. Nikolai Danilin, who had agreed to conduct the work's premiere, lamented that the basses able to sing his impossibly profundo pitches were "as rare as asparagus at Chr... read more

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