RACHMANINOFF: ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Before you dismiss Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff for the sentimentalism of his Second Piano Concerto and Second Symphony, take a listen to his All-Night Vigil. Rachmaninoff composed this deeply moving religious service for the Russian Orthodox Church during the turmoil of World War I, and he intended its luminous a cappella textures to serve as a spiritual balm. Certainly, conductor Paul Hillier’s new recording with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir does much to soothe the soul. Their sound is iridescent, and the passion they convey is positively life-affirming.