Massenet Meditation (from Thaïs) - Corinne Morris #MacedonianSessions
The Méditation de Thaïs is an interlude for violin and orchestra from the opera Thaïs by Jules Massenet, premiered in Paris in 1894. The monk Athanaël tries to convince the beautiful courtesan Thaïs to abandon her life of pleasure and seek salvation in God. As Thaïs reflects, the Meditation is played. The beautiful melody unfolds at a slow tempo marked Andante Religioso. Little by little, the piece develops, and the marking Poco a Poco Appassionato brings it to its climax before the return of the melody.
The Meditation has been transcribed for other solo instruments, including the cello.
Filming of Corinne Morris's career relaunch album 'Macedonian Sessions'. Corinne Morris, solo cello, Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philip Hesketh conducting.
Recorded and filmed in July 2013.