CVS018 - DVD - Vespro della beata vergine - Pichon
CVS018 - DVD - Vespro della beata vergine - PichonCVS018 - DVD - Vespro della beata vergine - Pichon

DVD - Vespro della beata Vergine

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Monteverdi's "Vespers", alternating vocal virtuosity and instrumental expression, give a whole new meaning to Baroque music. A moment of musical grace.


Pygmalion, choir and orchestra 
Raphaël Pichon, conductor

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

The first masterpiece of sacred music is undoubtedly the mythical Vespers of Monteverdi first published in Venice in 1610. Quintessential of the great Italian polychoral style of writing, with its choirs, initially distributed throughout the entire volume of the Basilica San Marco for spectacular effects, the Vespers are here raised to the heavenly spheres by Raphaël Pichon: every aspect of the Royal Chapel of Versailles (1710) is being put to use to magnify the music echoing from the Royal Tribune to that of the Great Organ. The Pygmalion choir and orchestra stands flawless, the soloists are overwhelming and the emotional power released by this interpretation set in space and light is stunning: its beauty seems never ending. The choral monumental piece by Monteverdi, which crystallizes the height of the baroque, meets the highest standards defended by Raphaël Pichon. To be more intimate with God than ever before…

 This CD has been awarded by the prestigious Diamant d’Opéra Magazine.

Filmed in February 2019 at the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

Booklet in French, English, German - Subtitles in French, English, German - Duration : 1h57
NTSC / All regions - Stéréo & Dolby Digital 5.1
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