Vespers or Vsenoschnaya by Sergei Rachmaninov has become one of the most precious pearls in the
treasury of the Russian sacred music since its premiere at the Column Hall of the Noble Assembly on
March 23, 1915.
“A singer’s voice is one of the Nature’s wonders. The one who is gifted with it can consider
himself a happy person.” – these are the words of the great musician, of the man who devoted all his life
to the art of choral singing, the outstanding Russian conductor and choirmaster Alexander Sveshnikov
(1890–1980). Being one of the key figures in Russian choral singing of the 20th century Sveshnikov
made an inestimable contribution to the development of amateur choral movement and formation of the
professional basis for choral singing.
We are happy to offer to the sophisticated listener one of the fundamental records of this masterpiece
providing him with a chance to listen, to meditate…