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The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

March 12, 2012 Length: 1:25:16

The All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff has been called one of the most beautiful musical works ever composed. Using musical examples drawn from the history of Russian music, Dr. Vladimir Morosan, an expert on the history of Russian sacred music, reveals some of the musical sources of the All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.
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