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CD: Metanoia – Simone Menezes & K

Author: Accentus Music

Puccini, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Pärt and Borodin – what does the music of these composers have in common? Metanoia: the new CD of Simone Menezes and K.

  • ACC30563 Front Cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC30563 Front Cover © Accentus Music

  • Simone Menezes and K | Copyright: © Patrick Wack

    Simone Menezes and K © Patrick Wack

  • Simone Menezes | Copyright: © Patrick Wack

    Simone Menezes © Patrick Wack

Metanoia - the word itself - means beyond thought; to broaden and change the way of seeing. ‘Metanoia’, which crosses both time and borders with the work of Giacomo Puccini, Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa- Lobos, Arvo Pärt, and Alexander Borodin, is steeped in this concept: From Puccini, who only wrote one sacred work on account of the ‘Almighty God’ commanding him to write ‘only for the stage’, to Bach, who possessed an astonishing ability to make us experience transcendence using the simplest of elements, to Pärt, whose ten-year creative crisis birthed a new, highly original musical language. Together with her ensemble, K, the choir Sequenza 9.3, and violinist Manon Galy, Simone Menezes invites us to experience music as a place that can take us beyond thought, and uncover how it has done so for the classical greats.

Recorded at RiffX Studios, La Seine Musicale Paris March 2021


Giacomo Puccini
Messa a quatro voci „Messa di Gloria“
Kyrie & Gloria

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Sarabande

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
Preludio

Arvo Pärt
In spe (2010)

Alexander Borodin
Prince Igor
Polovtsian Dances (arr. Vincent Paulet)



Simone Menezes, conductor
K
Manon Galy, violin
Sequenza 9.3, chorus


ACC30567
EAN: 42 6023483 272 3

Available worldwide in January 2022

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Orchestra / Band K
Choir Sequenza 9.3
Conductor Simone Menezes

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