From Russia with Love

« previous episode | next episode »

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Start smoking the samovar, break open the caviar and warm up with a vodka. It’s to Russia we go, as the Choral Mix offers both sacred and secular music From Russia with Love.

Today on the show, we’re taking a musical journey to Russia. We bring you back to a time when Orthodox Chant was the sole musical idiom, along through to the Baroque era — where few Russian composers gained fame. And then into the classical and Romantic periods where the great Russian titans of composition flourished.


Ancient Russian Chants/Music of the Passion/Leningrad Glinka Choir, Vladislav Chernushenko
Praise The Lord, Oh My Soul
Meet It is        
O Holy God  

Yukechev/New Age Russian Chant/Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov

Titov/Sacred Songs of Russia/Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson
Beznevestnaya Devo 

Bortniansky/Sacred Treasures/The Leningrad Glinka State Academic Choir, Vladislav Chernushenko
Hymn of the Cherubim         

Stravinsky/Les Noces/English Bach Festival Chorus, Leonard Bernstein

Tchaikovsky/Eugene Onegin/Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras

Chorus and Dance of the Peasants
In a cottage by the water
Chorus of Girls        
Gretchaninov/Vespers/Holst Singers, Stephen Layton
Bless the Lord, o my soul      

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Comments [4]

Ashby from Astoria, NY

Another dynamic and thrilling show. Beautiful!

Jan. 28 2012 07:20 PM
Father James from Lodi NJ

The _Kherubikon_ #7 by Bortnianskiy was misidentified in the broadcast. WQXR needs better editors for russian orthodox music, and for the spelling and pronunciation of the names of russian composers. I volunteer to help!

Jan. 08 2012 11:31 PM
B. Barry from Manhattan

I love this show. I get up at 7:00 Sunday morning just to hear it -- which is saying alot!

Jan. 08 2012 08:03 AM
Bill Joseph from NYC

Always great!

Jan. 08 2012 07:30 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.