Bogoroditse Dyevo, Rachmaninoff

It is an immense tribute to a composer when a certain musical word becomes synonymous with that person. Ironically, the word ‘Vespers,’ the service of evening prayer with which Sergei Rachmaninoff is inextricably linked, is a mistranslation. The set of 15 pieces is more accurately called the All Night Vigil.

Bogoroditse Dyevo is the sixth movement.

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