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China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michel Plasson - Guan Xia: Earth Requiem (2013)

Posted By: Designol
China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michel Plasson - Guan Xia: Earth Requiem (2013)

Guan Xia - Earth Requiem (2013)
China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Michel Plasson

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:52
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099993411929

The “Earth Requiem” is a gigantic work performed and recorded in Beijing in May 2011 in remembrance of the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008. This is the first Chinese Requiem ever composed. This massive work by renowned Chinese composer Guan Xia is scored for 100 instrumentalists, a choir of 150 singers, an organ and 4 vocal soloists. The well-established China National Symphony Orchestra invited the legendary French conductor Michel Plasson, who has long had a close association with EMI Classics, to work on the project. This partnership between West and East gives the recording a universal breadth as well as an overarching theme: the Earth. The emotional strength of the work is empowered by its gargantuan scale. A concert and press conference will be held in May 2013 in Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts to mark the 5th anniversary of the Sichuan Earthquake.

Michel Plasson, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Verdi: Jerusalem (2011/2000)

Posted By: Vilboa
Michel Plasson, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Verdi: Jerusalem (2011/2000)

Michel Plasson, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Verdi: Jérusalem (2011/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.54 Gb + 3.98 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 166 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

After a series of performances at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in 1892, Jérusalem does not appear to have been shown for another 70 years on any other stage. It was not until 1963 that the conductor Gianandrea Gavazzeni committed himself to rediscovering the opera and produced it in Italian at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. In 1975 the RAI Turin presented the still rarely performed work in concert-form with a distinguished cast (Katia Ricciarelli and José Carreras) – this time in its original French. All later theatre and record productions are based on the material used for the RAI performance, although this in no way combined the Paris Escudier score score-critically with the Italian arrangements.

Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson - Milhaud: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Suite Provençale (1992)

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Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson - Milhaud: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Suite Provençale (1992)

Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson - Milhaud: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Suite Provençale (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:49 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4354372

Milhaud was so prolific and also so uneven that few of us stray far beyond the handful of works which have stayed in the repertoire. The last work of his that I heard, Le train bleu, a ballet for Diaghilev which I had long wanted to hear, was typical: it was pleasant, competent and forgettable. So when it comes to his twelve numbered symphonies I wonder whether to take the plunge. Here we have an opportunity to sample his work in the most demanding of genres. This disc of the first two symphonies was a product of Plasson’s short-lived contract with DG.