Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #1

Arguably the most significant Op 1 of any composer, this piano concerto was written in Russia in 1891 by the 18 year old composer.  Soheil Nasseri, an American pianist based in Berlin, plays this long time favourite piano concerto in St. Petersburg, performed there in January, 2013 in the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1  Alexander Dmitriev conducts the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra in a live performance..

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil Op 37

It's almost 100 years old now, certainly one of the greatest choral / religious musical masterpieces of all time. But that's if one knows it. Many have heard of it, few have taken the time to listen. Here it is. Enjoy! 

Serge Rachmaninoff - Vespers - All-Night Vigil Op 37 (1915)

This documentary must go with this post.