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Vespers To The Virgin In China


Release Date: 05/01/2007 
Label:  K 617   Catalog #: 933687  
Composer:  Jean Joseph Marie AmiotFelice AnerioMatteo RicciWu Li,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21Beitang Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Two apparently irreconcilable musical traditions meet here. This is the miracle in sound accomplished by Jean-Christophe Frisch and François Picard, which allows us to hear something that seemed unimaginable: that Chinese and European artists could succeed in blending their voices and instruments in an exultant Office of Vespers such as only the Jesuits could conceive. Everything is a new discovery in this latest episode in the 'Pathways of Baroque', which provides a marvellous illustration of the encounter between East and West; not as the imposition of one culture on another, but as a dialogue between equals. Two apparently irreconcilable musical traditions meet here. This is the miracle in sound accomplished by Jean-Christophe Frisch and François Picard, which allows us to hear something that seemed unimaginable: that Chinese and European artists could succeed in blending their voices and instruments in an exultant Office of Vespers such as only the Jesuits could conceive. Everything is a new discovery in this latest episode in the 'Pathways of Baroque', which provides a marvellous illustration of the encounter between East and West; not as the imposition of one culture on another, but as a dialogue between equals. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ave Maria by Jean Joseph Marie Amiot
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: China 
2. Alla miracolosa Madonna by Felice Anerio
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
3. Le berger sur la colline by Matteo Ricci
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
4. Ardente deiderio di morir by Felice Anerio
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
5. Louanges à la Sainte Mère by Wu Li
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
6. Le démon de l'orgueil by Wu Li
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
7. Equilibre intérieur by Matteo Ricci
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
8. Prière à la vierge by Jean Joseph Marie Amiot
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
9. Ave maris stella by Athanasius Kircher
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus
10. Magnificat by Felice Anerio
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21,  Beitang Chorus

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