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Just Published! A New Biography!


by Valeria Z. Nollan

The first biography of Rachmaninoff in English that presents him in the fullness of his Russian identity, plunging readers into Rachmaninoff’s complex inner world.

“Among the many biographies of Rachmaninoff, this study is distinguished by its insights into how the composer’s genius was formed by Russian life and culture, especially Russian Orthodoxy. Nollan’s knowledge of Rachmaninoff’s Russian worlds presents a more authentic understanding of him than we have had before.”
— Randall A. Poole, College of St. Scholastica

“"”[The author’s] recurrent attention to Rachmaninoff’s Russian Orthodox identity adds a welcome dimension to her portrait of the composer who authored what may be the world’s best-known piece of modern Orthodox church music, the 1915 All-Night Vigil (Op. 37).”
—Paul Valliere, Butler University

Lexington Books, 2022  •     ISBN: 978-1-66691-759-8     •     • 398 pages

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3 Recordings of Russian Choral Music Receive Grammy Nominations

December 7, 2018 — Three of this year's five nominees in the category Best Choral Performance feature Russian choral works — Kastalsky's Memory Eternal, by the Clarion Choir; Teach Me Thy Statutes, works by Pavel Chesnokov, by the Patriarch Tikhon Institute Men's Choir; and Rachmaninoff's cantata The Bells. The sheet music for these recordings is available from Musica Russica.

The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Listen to Vladimir Morosan's Lecture at
St. Katherine's College

Using musical examples drawn from the history of Russian music, Musica Russica's president, Dr. Vladimir Morosan, reveals some of the musical sources of the All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.

Orthodoxy moves Westward: Slavic Chant and the Music of the Cathedrals of Eastern Europe

October 18, 2014, Santa Barbara, Ca.—In this lecture-presentation Vladimir Morosan describes how Orthodox church singing among the Eastern Slavs moved from the monophonic chant they received from Byzantium to the harmonic singing that is heard in churches today. Listen Online or Download

Orthodox Music Wins Another Grammy!

February 15, 2016 — High quality recordings of Russian Orthodox sacred music have proven popular in recent years. At this year's 58th Annual Grammy Awards the award for "Best Choral Performance" was bestowed for a recording of Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil, recorded using Musica Russica’s edition. It is the third time in ten years that such recordings have taken home a Grammy.

Vladimir Morosan Lectures on Znamenny Chant at 2015 ISOCM Conference

June 8, 2015, Joensuu, Finland—Musica Russica's President Vladimir Morosan described a new initiative entitled "A Collaborative Open-Source Database of Znamenny Chant Formulae" at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM). Anyone interested in receiving more details is asked to contact Vladimir via email.

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