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Rachmaninov's Vespers

To mark Easter in the Orthodox calendar, John Shea presents a Russian performance of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil.

To mark Orthodox Easter, John Shea presents a Russian performance of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil.

1:01 AM
Rachmaninov, Sergey (1873-1943)
Vespers (All-night vigil) Op.37 for chorus
Polina Shamaeva (mezzo-soprano), Alexey Neklyudov (tenor), Grand Choir 'Masters of Choral Singing' of Russian State TV and Radio Music Centre, Lev Kontorovich (director)

1:59 AM
Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Symphony of Psalms (1930 revised 1948)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Choir, Colin Davis (conductor)

2:19 AM
Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich (b. 1932) after Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)
Carmen - ballet suite for strings and percussion
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Milen Nachev (conductor)

3:01 AM
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788)
Concerto for flute and strings in D minor (Wq.22)
Martin Michael Koffer (flute), Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra, Uros Lajovic (conductor)

3:25 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Sonata in D major (D.850)
Alfred Brendel (piano)

4:02 AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957) arr. Sibelius
Dance Intermezzo (Op.45, No.2) (1907)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

4:06 AM
Dinev, Petar [1889-1980]
Praise the Name of the Lord
Bulgarian National Radio Men's Chorus, Metodi Matakiev (conductor)

4:09 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Abendempfindung (K.523) for voice and piano
Elly Ameling (soprano), Jörg Demus (piano)

4:14 AM
Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767)
Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra (TWV 52:D2) in D major
Jozef Illés & Ján Budzák (horns), Chamber Association of Slovakian Radio, Vlastimil Horák (conductor)

4:27 AM
Hristov, Dobri (1875-1941)
Heruvimska pesen no.4 (Cherubic Song)
Polyphonia

4:34 AM
Pettersson, (Gustav) Allan (1911-1980)
Two Elegies (1934) and Romanza (1942) - for violin & piano
Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Enrico Pace (piano)

4:40 AM
Valerius, Adriaen (c.1575-1625)
Engels Malsims
Toyohiko Satoh (lute)

4:42 AM
Valerius, Adriaen (c 1575-1625)
Mrs Mary Hofmans Almand - from Nederlandtsche Gedenck-clanck
Toyohiko Satoh (lute)

4:44 AM
Bortnyansky, Dmitry [1751-1825]
Concerto for chorus No.6 "Glory to God in the Highest"
Platon Maiborada Academic Choir, Viktor Skoromny (conductor)

4:50 AM
Strauss, Johann II (1825-1899)
Beautiful Blue Danube (Op.314)
BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

5:01 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van [1770 -1827]
Leonora Overture No.3 (Op.72b)
Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut (conductor)

5:15 AM
Tomásek, Václav Jan (1774-1850)
Starozitné písne Královédvorského rukopsiu (Ancient Songs from the Králové Drur Manuscript), op. 82
Hana Blaziková (soprano), Wojciech Switala (piano)

5:28 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Concerto da Camera in F major (RV.99)
Camerata Köln: Michael Schneider (recorder), Hans-Peter Westermann (oboe), Michael McCraw (bassoon), Mary Utiger & Hajo Bäß (violins), Rainer Zipperling (cello), Harald Hoeren (harpsichord)

5:36 AM
Gretchaninov, Alexandr Tikhonovich [1864-1956]
Cherubic Hymn from Liturgia Domestica
Bulgarian Svetoslav Obretenov Choir, Bulgarian National Radio Chamber Orchestra, Georgi Robev (conductor)

5:44 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Impromptu in F sharp major (Op.36)
Krzysztof Jablonski (piano)

5:49 AM
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)
Träumerei am Kamin - from the opera 'Intermezzo'
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

5:57 AM
Leclair, Jean-Marie [1697-1764]
Sonata (Op.9'3) in D major for violin and piano
Lars Bjornkjaer (violin) Katrine Gislinge, piano

6:09 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
2 Motets: 1.Es ist das Heil uns kommen her; 2.Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein reines Herz (Op.29)
Danish National Radio Choir, Stefan Parkman (conductor)

6:21 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Quartet for Strings (Op.74'3) in G minor "Rider"
Ebene Quartet (string quartet)

6:42 AM
Bridge, Frank [1879-1941]
Enter Spring - rhapsody for orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor).

6 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Excerpt from "Madrigal-Nocturne" from "La Cheminee du Roi Rene"

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra (members of).
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vespers (All-night vigil) Op.37 for chorus

    Singer: Polina Shamaeva. Singer: Alexey Neklyudov. Choir: Grand Choir 'Masters of Choral Singing' of Russian State TV and Radio Music Cent. Director: Lev Kontorovich.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony of Psalms (1930 revised 1948)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Choir: Royal Concertgebouw Choir. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • NLNPO.
  • Rodion Shchedrin

    Carmen - ballet suite after Bizet

    Orchestra: Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Milen Nachev.
    • BGBNR.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Excerpt from "Madrigal-Nocturne" from "La Cheminee du Roi Rene"

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra (members of).
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto for flute and strings in D minor (Wq.22)

    Performer: Martin Michael Koffer. Orchestra: Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Uroš Lajovic.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata (Op.53) in D major (D.850)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • NLNOS.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Dance Intermezzo (Op.45, No.2)

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
  • Petar Dinev

    Praise the Name of the Lord

    Choir: Bulgarian National Radio Men's Chorus. Conductor: Metodi Matakiev.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Abendempfindung K523

    Performer: Jörg Demus. Singer: Elly Ameling.
    • NLNOS.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra (TWV 52:D2) in D major

    Performer: Jozef Illéš. Performer: Jan Budzak. Ensemble: Chamber Association of Slovakian Radio. Conductor: Vlastimil Horák.
    • SKSR.
  • Dobri Hristov

    Heruvimska pesen no.4 (Cherubic Song)

    Choir: Polyphonia.
    • BGBNR.
  • Allan Pettersson

    Two Elegies (1934) and Romanza [Moderato] (1942) for violin & piano

    Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Enrico Pace.
    • NLNPB.
  • Adrianus Valerius

    Engels Malsims for lute

    Performer: Toyohiko Satoh.
  • Adrianus Valerius

    Mrs Mary Hofmans Almand from Nederlandtsche Gedenck-clanck

    Performer: Toyohiko Satoh.
  • Dmitro Bortnyansky

    Concerto for chorus No 6 'Glory to God in the Highest'

    Conductor: Viktor Skoromny. Choir: Platon Maiborada Academic Choir.
  • Johann Strauss II

    An der schonen Blauen Donau [Blue Danube] (Op.314)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • GBBBC.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Excerpt from "Madrigal-Nocturne" from "La Cheminee du Roi Rene"

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra (members of).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonora Overture No 3, Op 72b

    Conductor: Anton Nanut.
    • SIRTVS.
  • Václav Jan Tomásek

    (Ancient Songs from the Králové Drur Manuscript), op. 82

    Performer: Wojciech Świtała. Singer: Hana Blažíková.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto da Camera in F major (RV.99)

    Ensemble: Camerata Köln.
    • DEWDR.
  • Alexander Gretchaninov

    Cherubic Hymn from Liturgia Domestica

    Choir: Bulgarian Svetoslav Obretenov Choir. Orchestra: Bulgarian National Radio Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Georgi Robev.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Impromptu in F sharp major (Op.36)

    Performer: Krzysztof Jablonski.
  • Richard Strauss

    Traumerei am Kamin: Symphonic interlude no.2 from Intermezzo (Op.72)

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CACBC.
  • Jean‐Marie Leclair

    Violin Sonata in D major, Op 9 no 3

    Performer: Lars Bjornkjaer. Performer: Katrine Gislinge.
    • DKDR.
  • Johannes Brahms

    2 Motets, Op 29

    Choir: Danish National Radio Choir. Conductor: Stefan Parkman.
    • DKDR.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G minor 'Rider', Op 74, No 3

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • GBBBC.
  • Frank Bridge

    Enter Spring - rhapsody for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.

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