Notes & Reviews:
"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 sixteen 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, Schutz, 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. This release inspired by centuries of fine art is ATMA Classique's second collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and features performances by such world-renowned artists as Diane Dufresne, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Daniel Taylor, and Janina Fialkowska, as well as orchestras and ensembles including Orchestre Metropolitain and Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal and Les Voix baroques.