Rachmaninoff: Chrysostomos-Liturgie, Op. 31 (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom) Nicolas Fink
- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31:
- 1Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Great Litany02:54
- 2Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The First Antiphon. Bless the Lord, O My Soul03:35
- 3Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Second Antiphon. Glory Be to the Father - Only Begotten Son02:27
- 4Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Third Antiphon. In Your Kingdom05:07
- 5Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Little Entrance. Come, Let Us Worship01:22
- 6Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Trisagion. Lord, We Pray That You May Be Merciful02:19
- 7Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Cherubic Hymn04:51
- 8Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Litany of Supplication03:24
- 9Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Credo05:20
- 10Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Eucharistic Prayer. A Mercy of Peace04:45
- 11Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: We Praise Thee02:21
- 12Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn to the Mother of God. It Is Truly Meet02:37
- 13Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: The Lord's Prayer. Our Father05:04
- 14Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: One Is Holy01:41
- 15Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Communion Hymn. Praise the Lord from the Heavens01:54
- 16Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Blessed Is He - We Have Seen the Light02:29
- 17Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Hymn of Praise. Let Our Mouths Be Filled with Praise04:20
- 18Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Blessed Be the Name of the Lord00:41
- 19Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Dismissal02:10
Info for Rachmaninoff: Chrysostomos-Liturgie, Op. 31 (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom)
In his setting of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Sergei Rachmaninoff demonstrates not only his deep understanding of the text, but also how to further increase the immediate effect on the listeners by means of markedly simple melodic invention. The work represents a monumental pinnacle of returning to the roots of early Russian music. The Rundfunkchor Berlin under Nicolas Fink has produced an exemplary recording of this challenging choral work which yet again emphasizes its leading position among radio choirs in Germany.
Nicolas Fink, conductor
The Swiss conductor Nicolas Fink has conducted the Rundfunkchor Berlin, the choirs of the MDR and the WDR, the Coro Casa da Musica Porto as well as the Choeur de Radio France, and is also a welcome guest with other radio choirs for the preparation and rehearsal of large-scale works (among others for Sir Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski and Thomas Hengelbrock). In 2014 he was appointed choir director of the newly-founded Schleswig Holstein Festival Choir. He is especially interested in new forms of performance. He conducted the world premiere of Christian Jost’s LOVER in Kraftwerk Berlin with the Rundfunkchor Berlin. In 2015 Nicolas Fink will conduct the same ensemble in the traditional Christmas concert in the Berlin Cathedral, in a scenic realization by the director Jasmina Hadziahmetovic, as well as the highly acclaimed production human requiem in Hong Kong and Brussels. In Bergen he initiated and conducted the Norwegian premiere of Martin’s Le vin herbé with the Edvard Grieg Kor in a visual realization by the photographer Magnus Skrede. His performance of a choreographed version of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with the WDR Rundfunkchor was enthusiastically received. Fink completed his studies in choral conducting at the Lucerne School of Music with distinction and also received a performance diploma as a baritone. Further studies led him to master classes around the world, including a conducting fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2006.
With around 60 concerts each year, numerous CD recordings and guest appearances at all of the important festivals, the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Berlin Radio Choir) is one of the top choirs internationally. Its wide-ranging repertoire, a flexible, richly-nuanced tonal sound, flawless precision and captivating appeal make the choir a much sought-after partner to leading orchestras and conductors worldwide. Three Grammy Awards and two ECHO-Klassik Awards in the last four years alone are testimony to the outstanding quality of its recordings. The ensemble has attracted international attention for its initiative Broadening the Scope of Choral Music: each year for the last ten years, the choir has successfully promoted new interdisciplinary concert projects in collaboration with artists from different branches of the arts, unlocking new experiences of choral music. With its varied sing along formats for different target groups – a major sing along concert in the Berlin Philharmonie, the LeaderChor for management training, or the Liederbörse for schoolchildren – the Berlin Radio Choir encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to actively engage in the world of choral music. The SING! initiative encourages singing as a natural part of the primary school day. With its Akademie, Schola, and International Masterclasses Berlin, the Berlin Radio Choir is demonstrating its commitment to training up-and-coming singers and conductors. Founded in 1925, the ensemble has been conducted by Simon Halsey since 2001. The Berlin Radio Choir is an ensemble of the Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH (roc berlin).
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