May 13, 2013

Michel Plasson's new release : Earth Requiem

Earth Requiem, performed by Michel Plasson and the China National Symphony Orchestra, will be released the 20th May.

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.

Scored for 100 instrumentalists, a choir of 150 singers, an organ and 4 vocal soloists, it is directed by the very famous french conductor Michel Plasson.

More  than expressing our innermore feelings, it is a thorough masterpiece raising universal questions of life and death. A universality which is embodied by a strong partnership between East and West : Michel Plasson and the China National Symphony Orchestra.