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A musical selection inspired by the Montreal Museum
of Fine Arts‘ collection of international art

Various ATMA Classique Artists

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Au fil de l‘art en musique is a musical companion to the stunning international collection at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.

The 16 pieces selected for this recording were inspired by the Museum‘s 800 works, which include landscapes, sacred scenes, portraits, genre scenes, and still life.   The music spans several centuries — from a motet by the late medieval composer John Dunstable to Astor Piazzolla‘s tango, Loving.   Music by Gabrieli, Praetorius, Schütz, Chopin, Wagner, Debussy, Weill, and Rota, among others, were chosen to correspond to a specific era, region, or artistic movement reflected in the Museum‘s collection.

• Our musical survey inspired by centuries of fine art features performances by such world-renowned artists as Diane Dufresne, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Taylor, and Janina Fialkowska, as well as orchestras and ensembles including Orchestre Métropolitain and Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and Les Voix baroques.

• This is ATMA Classique‘s second collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

  1. Motet Quam pulchra es for 3 voices • John Dunstable (ca.1390-1453)
  2. Motet Hodie Christus natus est à 10 voix • Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
  3. Quatre branles et deux gavottes • Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
  4. Quagliotta Canzone • Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580-1649)
  5. Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, SWW 447 • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
  6. Ciaccona • Jean-Daniel Braun (bef.1728-ca.1740)
  7. La de Guyon in E major • Jacques Duphly (1715-1789)
  8. Polonaise • Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)
  9. Mazurka in E minor • Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
10. Träume WWV 91b • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
11. Clair de lune • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
12. La fiancée du pirate • Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
13. Loving • Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
14. Il circo • Nino Rota (1911-1979)
15. Ataca tempo vivo -Arauco • Javíer Farías (b. 1973)
16. Silhouette n° 2 • Daniel Göritz (b. 1965)

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