The Chœur De Radio France Sings Weir, Xenakis, Tippett, Campion And Bernstein
© CLC Productions / Tangaro
Modern and spiritual, this is how to qualify this programme. This unknown version of the Chichester Psalms – in Hebrew – highlights some kind of elevation thanks to its high rhythm and the unique language of American composer Leonard Bernstein. In Rebonds B by Xenakis the sacred dimension and the instinctive sensuality of Emmanuel Curt’s Percussions are linked together. Ascending Into Heaven by English composer Judith Weir brings its own colour while Five Spirituals From A Child Of Our Time connects Sir Michael Tippett’s traditionnal England and the nervous and inflamed America (heard in the universe of Spirituals) and Bernstein’s pieces.