Après le Clair de Lune (After The Moonlight) (2019)

Ravel, Vivaldi, Kim, Choi, Lee, Handel, Faure, Barber, Cho, Shin, Hyun

Mi Ja Kim

This Live to Stereo DSD 128 recording features music from the European Baroque period to 20th Century American and Korean melodies beautifully interpreted by Korean French Soprano Mi Ja Kim accompanied by organist Jean-Marie Fritz.

In deciding to make this recording, my intention is to mix Western music, both Baroque (Vivaldi, Handel) and post-Romantic (Fauré, Barber) with Korean melodies, which are themselves marked by European Romanticism, since the composers of these melodies are contemporary and are familiar with western classical music.

This journey is between the West and the East and through various languages (Korean, Latin, French, German, English) and is a voyage through the four seasons. These Korean melodies, and more widely the poetry of my native country, evoke the seasons and the beauty of nature; it is sensitive and very rich in poetry that meets the European poetry of Romanticism. These Korean melodies are usually accompanied in Korea on the piano or by a symphony orchestra.

We chose the Organ because this instrument gives an original touch to the sound color that highlights the originality and specificity of each song. The Organ is an instrument that relies on wind just as the voice does and refers to both the Baroque tradition and the orchestra by its symphonic nature. So another way to associate the East with the West. 

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Mi Ja Kim

Mi Ja Kim Born in Korea, Kim received a singing diploma from the music department of the National University of Chonnam in 1991 and the highest degree in singing lessons from the National Conservatory of Chalon-Sur-Saone, France. She attended piano lessons at the Honam Seminar’s Continuing Education Course in Korea and established a music school in Korea. In 2003, Kim moved to Dijon, France, where she graduated with singing, harpsichord, musical analysis, theory, chamber and choir degrees at the National Conservatory of Dijon. Kim has also studied at the music therapy department of the Schola Cantorum in Paris from 2004 to 2006. Kim is a recital soloist and currently directs the choir of amis Voix in France.

French and Korean biography avaialble in booklet of Base205 'Apres le Clair de Lune'

photo: from booklet Base205

Jean-Marie Fritz

Jean-Marie FRITZ, studied classical philology and french literature at Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Agrégation, PhD) and also studied the organ with Pierre Vidal at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, and then with Jean-Paul Imbert at Schola Cantorum in Paris in 1987 where Fritz unanimously received his concert diploma. From 1986 to 1988, Fritz studied with Jean Guillou during the Summer Master Classes course at Alpe d’Huez and Zurich. In 1991, he won the first prize at UFAM’s Competition at the Saint-Eustache church (Paris). Jean-Marie Fritz is currently organist of the Saint-Bernard church in Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France, and professor of French medieval literature at the University of Burgundy.

French and Korean biography available in booklet Base205 'Après le Clair de Lune'

photo: from booklet Base205

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Après le Clair de Lune (After The Moonlight) (2019)

Ravel, Vivaldi, Kim, Choi, Lee, Handel, Faure, Barber, Cho, Shin, Hyun

Mi Ja Kim

Mastering Engineer: Tom Caulfield
Producer: Jake Purches
Recording Engineer: Jake Purches
Recording Location: Recorded Live in Stereo DSD 128 at Temple Protestant de-Dijon (Tracks 1 to 5) and Recorded at Saint-Bernard de Fontaine-les Dijon, France (Tracks 6 to 14) on August 16, 2019.
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD 128

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Au pays de l'espoir
Hyun
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Visage
Shin
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Chant d'oiseaux
Cho
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Chainsan des marins
Cho
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Sure on this shining night
Barber
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Clair de lune
Faure
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Fleurs d'azalees
Kim
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Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle
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Mon Coeur
Kim
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Nuage des fleurs
Lee
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Psaume 23
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Shin Arirang
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Laudate pueri - psalm 112
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le Jardin feerique
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