Bach: Motets – Pygmalion

October 28, 2020, 9:00 am

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The absolute summit of polyphonic art, Bach’s motets exult with a joy that may be found surprising when one knows their most frequent liturgical use: at funeral ceremonies. Taking up the invitation of the Motet BWV 225, Raphaël Pichon and his musicians draw us into their jubilant interpretation, a true hymn to the dance skillfully juxtaposed with the great tradition of the German motet. The collective work undertaken by Pygmalion on both the stylistic and the textual aspects does full justice to this choral exuberance.