Nocturne Rachmaninov Vespers & Byzantine Hymns Simon-Pierre Bestion & La Tempête

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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
13.10.2022

Label: Alpha Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Simon-Pierre Bestion & La Tempête

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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  • Anonymous: Anixandaria:
  • 1Anonymous: Anixandaria03:47
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 2Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 1, O Come, Let Us Worship02:01
  • 3Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 2, Praise the Lord, O my Soul04:27
  • Anonymous: Makarios anir:
  • 4Anonymous: Makarios anir03:56
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 5Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 3, Blessed is the Man05:38
  • Anonymous: Psalms 140 and 141:
  • 6Anonymous: Psalms 140 and 14103:25
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 7Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 4, Gladsome Light03:14
  • 8Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 5, Nunc dimittis03:25
  • Anonymous: Litia - Kyrie eleison:
  • 9Anonymous: Litia - Kyrie eleison02:53
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 10Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 6, Ave Maria03:11
  • 11Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 7, Glory Be to God02:11
  • Anonymous: Dhouli kirion:
  • 12Anonymous: Dhouli kirion03:14
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 13Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 8, Praise Be the Name of the Lord02:15
  • Anonymous: Anavaathmi:
  • 14Anonymous: Anavaathmi02:41
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 15Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 9, Blessed Be the Lord05:41
  • Anonymous: Evloghitos:
  • 16Anonymous: Evloghitos04:15
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 17Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 10, The Veneration of the Cross02:46
  • 18Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 11, Magnificat07:49
  • Anonymous: Tin timioteran:
  • 19Anonymous: Tin timioteran02:44
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37:
  • 20Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: No. 12, Gloria in Excelsis06:57
  • Total Runtime01:16:30

Info for Nocturne Rachmaninov Vespers & Byzantine Hymns



A stripped-down version of Rachmaninov, without artifice, without piano or orchestra. A Rachmaninov filled with Russian folk tradition, faith and fervour. "

Simon-Pierre Bestion, conductor of the ensemble and creator of this programme, interrogates the musical material as he usually does, and delivers it in an unexpected yet suprisingly expressive way. The artists deliver a precious journey, a ritual, tailoring music and mind, in a true liturgy of sound that charms the audience.. (Joël Heuillon, Olyrix)

I discovered Rachmaninov’s ‘Vespers’ singing in a choir, and the work made a genuine emotional impact on me! This music gives off an impression of naturalness and ‘simplicity’, yet in fact its architecture is complex and innovative for its time in the quasi-orchestral treatment of the voices. I wanted to place the work in a liturgical context that I conceived by drawing my inspiration from the Orthodox ceremonies I have been lucky enough to attend in Russia and Romania. The special characteristic and the beauty of this Vigil service (which in the Orthodox churches includes both Vespers and Matins) is that it accompanies the prayers of the faithful from dusk until sunrise.

La Tempête
Simon-Pierre Bestion, Dirigent

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