Musique en Wallonie
MEW is a Belgian record company founded in 1971. Its catalog includes works and composers from the 14th century to 1950.
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company descriptionMusique en Wallonie is a project promoting the musical heritage and the composers from the Federation Wallonia-Brussels. As non-profit organization, it brings together musicologists and researchers. Far from hiding behind a commercial logic, MEW seeks above all to marry a policy of both scientific research, publishing and music distribution.
For centuries, our region has been a geographic and cultural meeting point for artists from all over, who fertilized an art which is not a copy of their own origins, but a new synthesis, very personal with many influences.
Our catalogue is physically distributed in more than 25 countries on 5 continents and digitally worldwide. It is also an invitation to time travel. From the Middle Ages, represented by the manuscript Vari 42 copied in the abbey of Saint-Jacques in Liège in the 13th century, through the Renaissance (La Rue, Binchois, Lassus, Regis, Tinctoris), baroque (Du Mont, Fiocco, Danielis, Saint-Luc) and classical era (Renotte and Boutmy). Then through the Revolution – with Gossec and Grétry –, the romanticism and the "fin de siècle" illustrated by Franck, Lekeu, Vieuxtemps, Ysaÿe, to finally open in the 20th century with Jongen, Biarent or Absil.
First value artists and ensembles lent their talents to this project: D. Cornil, L. Devos, S. Stubbs, I. Sauveur, I. Desrochers, J. Schröder, J. Van Immerseel, J. Savall, Ph. Herreweghe, A. Florio or C. Rousset, plus ensembles such as Liege Royal Philharmonic, Royal Opera of Wallonia, National Orchestra of Belgium, but also Capilla Flamenca, Tivoli Band, Scherzi Musicali, Hesperion XXI, Collegium Vocale Gent, Knabenchor Hannover, Singer Pur, Simphonie du Marais and Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini.