Grechaninov, Aleksandr - Vespers - Holst Singers

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Holst Singers
Stephen Layton, conductor

Grechaninov was initially taught by Anton Arensky in Moscow, and then later, in 1890, he went to St Petersburg to study with Rimsky-Korsakov. It was he who influenced his style and helped him launch his professional career. After the Revolution, Grechaninov became increasingly uneasy in Soviet Russia, and in 1925 left for ever. In 1946 he took American citizenship.

An unusually versatile and prolific composer, he wrote operas, symphonies, chamber music, over 250 songs, and a great deal of music for children. He has been described as the most representative composer of his generation writing for the Orthodox service.

Vespers is part of the All-Night Vigil service, and Grechaninov's setting was composed, premiered, and published in 1912. This precedes Rachmaninov's setting by three years. It appears to have lain dormant for some eighty years until it was revived in America for its first performance of modern times in 1995.

Artikelnummer CDH55352
Streckkod 0034571153520
Utgivningsdatum 2011-01-24
Kategori Kör
Skivbolag Hyperion / Helios
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Artister Holst Singers
Kompositörer Grechaninov, Aleksandr
Disk: 1
Now the Powers of Heaven, Op. 58 No. 6
1 Now the Powers of Heaven, Op. 58 No. 6
In Thy Kingdom, Op. 58 No. 3
2 In Thy Kingdom, Op. 58 No. 3
Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant, Op. 34 No. 1
3 Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant, Op. 34 No. 1
All-Night Vigil, Op. 59
4 All-Night Vigil, Op. 59
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