by Hughes de CoursonHughes de Courson


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Composer, arranger, producer Hughes de Courson has always been an indefatigable explorer of the world’s musical traditions, fusing the great classical repertoire with local musical traditions in a fascinating mixture of musical cultures. His albums have had enormous success outside of the US,, and now Virgin Classics is offering his greatest hits on 2 CDs!

Babel features tracks from the smash-hit Mozart in Egypt albums, as well as O’Stravaganza (an encounter between Vivaldi and Celtic music), Songs of Innocence (children’s folksongs from every corner of the world), and Lux Obscura (a phantasmagorical journey through time that pulls the chants of the Middle Ages into the 21st century). From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Virgin Classics
UPC: 5099951903428
catalogNumber: 19034

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hughes de Courson   Primary Artist,Vocals,electronics
Naná Vasconcelos   Vocals
Gabriel Yacoub   Vocals
Henri Agnel   Oud
Paddy Bush   Vocals
Ivan Lantos   Vocals
Pierre Akendengué   Vocals
Samy Ateba   Vocals
Gilles Chabenat   Hurdy-Gurdy
Il Giardino Armonico   Ensemble
Giovanni Antonini   Conductor
Stefano Barneschi   Baroque Violin
Theodosii Spassov   Flute,Vocals
Pierre Charial   Barrel Organ
Lebrijano   Cantor
Plovdiv's Children's Choir   Children's Chorus
Mario Angelov   Piano
Sheikh Mohammed el Helbany   Vocals
Vanina Ivanova   Vocals
Wafaa el Morsy   Vocals
Amira Selim   Vocals
Irish Ensemble   Ensemble
Said el Mouhy   Vocals
Valerie Joly   Vocals
Teodossi Spassov   Flute,Vocals
Abu Dagher   Violin
Borislav Iokov   Vocals
Monica George   Vocals
Brian Bullard   Vocals
Radio Sofia Chamber Orchestra "Simfonieta"   Performing Ensemble
Youenn Le Berre   kaval
Sami Ateba   Vocals
May   Vocals
Bulgarka Junior Quartette   Vocal Ensemble
Noleg Caisey   Fiddle
Conchi Cortès   Vocals
Sofia Children's Choir   Children's Chorus
Hassan el Megannawaty   Vocals

Technical Credits

Guillaume de Machaut   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Francesco Landini   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Pierre Akendengué   Arranger
Francis Corpataux   Field Recording
Tomas Gubitsch   Arranger,Lyricist,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
David Dean White   Composer
Ana B. Pena   Composer
Pablo Lopez   Image Photography
N. Dalil   Arranger
Clement Levet   Image Photography
René Kolpa Kopoul   Liner Notes
Casto Marqués   Composer
Mostafa Abd el Aziz   Contributor
Youenn Le Berre   Arranger
Hughes de Courson   Arranger,Concept
David White   Composer
Raoul Galop   Image Photography
N. Dadlil   Arranger

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