℗ 2016 Alpha
Released November 18, 2016
Duration 1h 13m 36s
Record Label Alpha
Catalogue No. ALPHA218
Genre Classical (Orchestral)

Matthias Pintscher: Bereshit

Ensemble InterContemporain

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Matthias Pintscher; Ensemble InterContemporain; Matthias Pintscher
Matthias Pintscher; Éric-Maria Couturier; Dimitri Vassilakis
Songs from Solomon's Garden
Matthias Pintscher; Evan Hughes; Ensemble InterContemporain; Matthias Pintscher
Digital Booklet
Alpha Classics continues its collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and presents a programme devoted to compositions by its conductor and artistic director, Matthias Pintscher. Bereshit, ‘in a beginning’ in Hebrew, is a piece on the subject of divine creation. The architecture of the work refers to the idea of the growth of the elements out of nothingness to their finished state: the colours, the harmonies are therefore always redefined by what precedes and follows them. Songs from Solomon’s garden – still in a highly spiritual dimension – explores amorous passion through the shir ha shirim (Song of Songs). The poetic density of this text is underlined here, with the only repeated phrase of the work taking on a quasi-incantatory signification: ‘she-cholat ahava ani’ (for I am sick of love).
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Songs from Solomon's Garden

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