This recording scored for 100 instrumentalists, a choir of 150 singers, an organ and 4 vocal soloists, it is directed by the very famous french conductor Michel Plasson. This gigantic work performed and recorded in Beijing in May 2011 in remembrance of the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008. This is the first Chinese Requiem ever composed. More than expressing our innermore feelings, it is a thorough masterpiece raising universal questions of life and death. A universality which is embodied by a strong partnership between East and West : Michel Plasson and the China National Symphony Orchestra.