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Vespers of Monteverdi and Rachmaninoff

12/21/11 8:00PM

St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Walter Parker hosts music from the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin of Claudio Monteverdi, published in Venice in 1610, and recorded in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice.  Joe Goetz follows with Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, or Vespers.


Giovanni Gabrieli: Plaudite, Psalite (excerpt)  (Gregg Smith Singers; Texas Boys Choir; Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble; Vittorio Negri, conductor; "Gabrieli - The Glory of Venice"; Sony 42645)

Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (excerpts)  (Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; London Oratory Junior Choir; His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts; Ann Monoyios and Marinella Pennicchi, sopranos; Michael Chance, countertenor; Mark Tucker, Nigel Robson and Sandro Naglia, tenors; Bryn Terfel and Alastair Miles, basses; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; "Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine"; Archiv 429565)




Vespers of 1610: selections
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Ensemble: English Baroqe Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: various soloists
CD/Album: Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429565


All-Night Vigil, Op. 37
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor: Paul Hiller
CD/Album: Rachmaninov All Night Vigil
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907384


Symphonic Dances: excerpt, Op. 45
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
CD/Album: Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 - Symphonic Dances
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 457598


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