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Olivier Messiaen Edition

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029588670

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 25

Release Date: 13th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Marie-Claire Alain
Martha Argerich
Georges Barboteu
Michel Beroff
Michele Command
Jean-Philippe Courtis
Lucien Dalmon
Jacques Delecluse
Peter Donohoe
Francois Dupin
Christiane Eda-Pierre
Manuel Fischer-Dieskau
Georges Gautier
Naji Hakim
Valerie Hartmann-Claverie
Dominique Kyung-Ae Kim
Philip Langridge
Eric Le Sage
Jeanne Loriod
Yvonne Loriod
O;ivier Messiaen
Wolfgang Meyer
Tristan Murail
Ann Murray
Jean-Jacques Nadaud
Maria Oran
Emmanuel Pahud
Marie-Madeleine Petit
Michel Philippe
Christoph Poppen
Alexander Rabinovitch
Kenneth Riegel
Michel Senechal
Jose Van Dam
Roger Vignoles
Andrew Watkinson
Rachel Yakar
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Chœur et orchestre de l’opera de Paris
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble Ars Nova
Groupe Instrumental a Percussion de Strasbourg
London Sinfonietta Voices
London Symphony Orchestra
Maitrise et Orchestre de Chambre de la RTF
Orchestre du Domaine Musical
Orchestre National de France
Orchestre philharmonique de l’ORTF
Sextuor Jeanne Loriod
Solistes des chœurs de l’ORTF

Conductors

Pierre Boulez
Marius Constant
Marcel Couraud
Antal Dorati
Kent Nagano
Seiji Ozawa
Andre Previn
Simon Rattle

Works

Messiaen, Olivier

Apparition de l'eglise eternelle
Catalogue d'oiseaux
Chants (6) de terre et de ciel
Chronochromie for large orchestra
Couleurs de la Cite Celeste
Des canyons aux etoiles
Diptyque
Eclairs sur l'au-dela
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Etudes de rythme (4)
Fetes des belles eaux
Haikai (7)
Harawi: Chants d'amour et de Mort
Hymne au Saint-Sacrement
L'Ascension (organ)
L'Ascension: Four symphonic meditations for orchestra
La Fauvette des jardins
La Nativite du Seigneur
La mort du nombre
Le Banquet Celeste
Le Reveil des oiseaux
Le merle noir
Les Corps glorieux
Les Offrandes oubliees
Livre d'orgue
Meditations (9) sur le Mystere de la Sainte Trinite
Melodies (3)
Messe de la Pentecote
O Sacrum convivium
Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (6)
Poemes pour mi
Preludes (8) for piano
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Rechants (5)
Theme and Variations for piano and violin
Turangalila Symphony
Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus
Visions de l'Amen

Artists

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Marie-Claire Alain
Martha Argerich
Georges Barboteu
Michel Beroff
Michele Command
Jean-Philippe Courtis
Lucien Dalmon
Jacques Delecluse
Peter Donohoe
Francois Dupin
Christiane Eda-Pierre
Manuel Fischer-Dieskau
Georges Gautier
Naji Hakim
Valerie Hartmann-Claverie
Dominique Kyung-Ae Kim
Philip Langridge
Eric Le Sage
Jeanne Loriod
Yvonne Loriod
O;ivier Messiaen
Wolfgang Meyer
Tristan Murail
Ann Murray
Jean-Jacques Nadaud
Maria Oran
Emmanuel Pahud
Marie-Madeleine Petit
Michel Philippe
Christoph Poppen
Alexander Rabinovitch
Kenneth Riegel
Michel Senechal
Jose Van Dam
Roger Vignoles
Andrew Watkinson
Rachel Yakar
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Chœur et orchestre de l’opera de Paris
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble Ars Nova
Groupe Instrumental a Percussion de Strasbourg
London Sinfonietta Voices
London Symphony Orchestra
Maitrise et Orchestre de Chambre de la RTF
Orchestre du Domaine Musical
Orchestre National de France
Orchestre philharmonique de l’ORTF
Sextuor Jeanne Loriod
Solistes des chœurs de l’ORTF

Conductors

Pierre Boulez
Marius Constant
Marcel Couraud
Antal Dorati
Kent Nagano
Seiji Ozawa
Andre Previn
Simon Rattle

About

This 25-CD set offers a comprehensive overview of Messiaen’s work with recordings made between 1956 and 2004 for the Warner labels EMI, Erato and Teldec. The performers include: Olivier Messiaen himself at the organ of the Church of la Trinité in Paris, his wife, the pianist Yvonne Loriod and other champions of Messiaen’s music such as Jeanne Loriod, Pierre Boulez, Marie-Claire Alain, Pierre Laurent Aimard and Sir Simon Rattle.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was the most original and influential French composer since Debussy, to whose music he owed an enormous debt. At the age of ten he was given a vocal score of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande which opened up a new harmonic world from which he was able to develop his own highly personal harmonic language, based on seven “modes of limited transposition”. For him all sounds were colour. This, combined with his Catholic faith which he never doubted, produced what he described as a “theological rainbow”, his ideal music being an aural equivalent of sunlight streaming through a stained-glass window. He also developed his own rhythmic language derived from Hindu and Greek rhythms, his particular fondness being for non-retrogradable (that is, perfectly symmetrical and self-contained) rhythmic units. Two aspects of nature touched him particularly deeply: mountains and birdsong. The influence of mountains can be heard in his use of monolithic, almost architectural, blocks of sound, and he transcribed and used birdsong as literally as possible in much of his music.

Contents:

THE MESSIAEN RECORDINGS
CD 1-6 Piano Works (Y Loriod / Messiaen)
8 Préludes • Visions de l’Amen • 20 Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus • 4 Études de rythme (Y Loriod) • 4 Études de rythme (Messiaen) • Catalogue d’oiseaux • La Fauvette des jardins • Petites Esquisses d’oiseaux
CD 7-11 Organ Works (Messiaen)
Le Banquet céleste • Diptyque • Apparition de l’Église éternelle • L’Ascension • La Nativité du Seigneur • Les Corps glorieux • Messe de la Pentecôte • Livre d’orgue • Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité
CD 12-13 Chamber Music
Thème et variations • Quatuor pour la fin du Temps • Fête des belles eaux (first time on CD)
CD 13-14 Concertante Music
Réveil des oiseaux • 7 Haïkaï • Couleurs de la cité céleste
CD 14-16 Orchestral Music
Les Offrandes Oubliées • Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum • Des canyons aux étoiles… • Turangalîla-Symphonie (LSO/Previn)
CD 17-18 Music for Voice and Piano
Poèmes pour Mi • Chants de terre et de ciel • Harawi 

LANDMARK INTERPRETATIONS
CD 19-20 Piano Works (P-L Aimard)
8 Préludes (first time on CD) • Visions de l’Amen • 20 Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus
CD 21 Organ Works (M-C Alain)
Apparition de l’Église éternelle • Le Banquet céleste • La Nativité du Seigneur • Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement excerpt (N Hakim)
CD 22 Chamber Music
Le Merle noir • La Mort du nombre
CD 22-24 Orchestral Music
Hymne au Saint Sacrement • L’Ascension • Chronochromie • Turangalîla-Symphonie (CBSO/Rattle) • Éclairs sur l’au-delà…
CD 25
Piano Works Visions de l’Amen (M Argerich, A Rabinovitch)
Music for Voice and Piano 3 Mélodies
Choral Music (a cappella) O sacrum convivium • 5 Rechants

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