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[Jan. 6th, 2009|11:19 pm]
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Hello fellow Rachmaninoff lovers! My chorus (The Washington Chorus in Washington DC) is performing the Vespers in May. We were supposed to do one performance at the National Presbyterian Church in Northwest, but now we're also doing one at Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Church in Maryland. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. We had our first rehearsal last night, and when we sightread the Шестопсалмие (Hexapsalmos), the part where the sopranos split three ways and interweave it was so pretty I was actually bouncing. I've geeked out about Rachmaninoff with our director twice now, and it was great.

Also, on Thanksgiving, I had one of my three Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff CDs on the stereo, and my uncle got upset during one piece and started going "No! No! It's too fast!" (Unfortunately I can't remember which piece it was!) And when I said "Um... this is the composer playing..." I thought his head was going to explode. He then got really excited because he'd had Rachmaninoff's dates wrong and was saying "But he's been dead for more than a century, right???" and I was like "...no. This recording was made in the twenties." It was great :D

[User Picture]From: alkonost_spb
2009-01-13 01:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for writing. Funny)))

Let me wish you the very best performance!

How many records of Vespers do you have?
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[User Picture]From: theniwokesoftly
2009-01-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
Just one- the Shaw Festival Singers with Robert Shaw directing. But some of my fellow choristers have other recordings and we're going to trade. One is a Russian choir, and one is a men and boys choir.
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[User Picture]From: alkonost_spb
2009-01-21 01:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: alkonost_spb
2009-01-21 01:08 am (UTC)
and this one:
the most famous first Sveshnikov record
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