About the album

Joyce DiDonato
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor
Il Pomo d’Oro

When the project “In War & Peace: Harmony through Music” first came to me, it was my strong reaction to the terror attack in Paris in November, 2015. I felt the need to respond to the world around me with the expressive outlet I know best: music. My hope was that through this repertoire that I love so deeply I might bring comfort not only to myself, but to you, the audience.

As human beings, the precious gift of peace comes and goes, but I believe profoundly that it is one well worth nourishing and cultivating at every corner of our lives. It is, in fact, how we change the world — from our very own inner corner outwards. My most sincere hope is that this musical journey will bring you lasting comfort and a glimpse into the possible journey from chaos into peace.

– Joyce DiDonato

Album info

Release date: April 6, 2018
Number of Discs: 1
Format: DVD / Blu-ray
Label: Warner Classics/Parlophone
ASIN: B079PT2YQJ

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