La Fauvette Passerinette: A Messiaen premiere with birds, la...

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La Fauvette Passerinette: A Messiaen premiere with birds, la...

Peter Hill (piano)

£8.95

This dazzling new recital disc on the award-winning Delphian label is a marvellously thought-out programme which provides the setting for a rare Messiaen première. Peter Hill – an authority on the composer as well as one of his finest living exponents – discovered the pencilled draft of La Fauvette passerinette (the subalpine warbler or Sylvia cantillans) in 2012 while researching Messiaen's sketches. In his detailed and insightful booklet notes, Hill suggests that this 1961 draft was to have been part of a new collection of birdsong pieces, following on from the ... read more

This dazzling new recital disc on the award-winning Delphian label is a marvellously thought-out programme which provides the setting for a rare Messiaen première. Peter ... read more

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