Rachmaninov Vocalise for Orchestra, Op 34

Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14, is a song by Sergei Rachmaninoff, composed and published in 1915 as the last of his "Fourteen Songs", Op. 34. Written for high voice (soprano or tenor) with piano accompaniment, it contains no words, but is sung using any one vowel (of the singer's choosing). It was dedicated to soprano Antonina Nezhdanova. The work for orchestra was arranged by Rachmaninoff himself.
VIDEO: A vocal exercise taken to a different level by the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Written for either soprano or tenor, it is most often sung by a soprano. There are many different arrangements of Vocalise due to its popularity. Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy.

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