Patterico's Pontifications

11/12/2006

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers

Filed under: General,Music — Patterico @ 2:26 pm



A while back I wrote that I had just gotten a recording of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, which is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve heard. Tonight I’m off to see it performed live at Disney Hall.

Life is good.

4 Responses to “Rachmaninoff’s Vespers”

  1. Truly, that music is beautiful. Right after you mentioned it in The Pontifications last summer, I sprang for a (half.com) CD recording — same performance as the 1 mentioned in your July 31 Pontification. I suspect hearing that music in live performance will be a transforming experience — unless the sound is just so sweet that it transports you off to dreamland with its transcendent power.

    — Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.

    Alan Cole (70b42c)

  2. We just came back from the Barnum & Bailey “Wriggling” Brothers Circus. We had front row, center of the ring seats. We were given celebrity passes, put into “magic boats” and were part of the show for a time. You’re right, Patterico. Life is good. Or as Bruce Springsteen sang, “It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive”.

    nk (4d4a9d)

  3. Life is very, very good.

    DRJ (1be297)

  4. Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
    is also splendid, and little known here .
    Bulgarian lyturgical music is out of this world too, and almost impossible to find in the West.

    There so much beauty out there, in the Orthodox East, that Americans know little about.

    Pansy (371954)


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