Nikolai Golovanov. Spiritual music


This side of Nikolai Golovanov's creative personality still remains undiscovered. People's Artist of the USSR and the laureate of four State Stalin Prizes wrote spiritual compositions secretly and never heard them being performed during his lifetime. Two choirs of Orpheus Radio (the Grand Choir "Masters Of Choral Singing" and the Choir of Russian Song) performed Golovanov's spiritual works, which were created at the peak of great historical changes.

Conductors - People's Artist of Russia Lev Kontorovich and Andrey Azovsky.

Orpheus Radio project “Russian Composers’ Heritage Revival” sheds light on this part of life of the “Principal Conductor of the Soviet Union” and introduces Golovanov's talent of composer and his spiritual works to music lovers.


"Vanka the key-keeper" (choral arrangement by A. Azovsky)

"These are not Murmurs of Water in a Lake" (choral arrangement by L. Kontorovich)

"Along the Village" (choral arrangement by A. Azovsky)

"A Girl was Singing in a Church Choir" (words by A. Blok)

"Christ is Born, Praise!" (op.36, no.5)

"I See a Strange Sacrament" (op.36, no. 6)

"With the Flame of Love" (op. 38, no. 3)

"Cherubic Song" (op. 38, no. 5)

"My Soul" (op.5, no. 1)

"We Sing to You"

Orchestrion Concert Hall

November 12, 2021

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