Alexandr Grechaninov

Aleksander Grechaninov, born Moscow 1864, was a Russian composer, piano teacher and folksong collector. His early, conventional, compositions did much to earn him the admiration of his teacher and friend Rimsky-Korsakov, and ultimately won him an annual pension granted by the Tzar in 1910. His more controversial, broad tonal liturgical works offended much of Russian Orthodoxy and he moved, first to France in 1925 and then to the United States, where he died in 1956.

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1911-1912 Passion Week 4.00 stars 50 CD
Comments:
Sung in Church Slavonic

Phoenix Bach Choir
Kansas City Chorale cond. Charles Bruffy

1911-1912 From Passion Week 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
- Now the powers of heaven
- In thy kingdom
- Lord, now lettest thou thy servant

Holst Singers cond. Stephen Layton

1912 All Night Vigil (Vespers) 4.00 stars CD
Comments:
Holst Singers cond. Stephen Layton