Pour Mi: Songs by Olivier Messiaen and Claire Delbos | Lawo Classics LWC1051

Pour Mi: Songs by Olivier Messiaen and Claire Delbos

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Label: Lawo Classics

Cat No: LWC1051

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 24th February 2014

Contents

Artists

Liv Elise Nordskog (soprano)
Signe Bakke (piano)

Works

Delbos, Claire

L'Ame en Bourgeon

Messiaen, Olivier

Melodies (3)
Poemes pour Mi

Artists

Liv Elise Nordskog (soprano)
Signe Bakke (piano)

About

Who was 'Mi', the woman who inspired Messiaen to write the beautiful and complex work Poèmes pour Mi? This was one of the questions Liv Elise Nordskog and Signe Bakke asked when they started work on this disc, having immersed themselves in Messiaen's diverse and rich world of sound for many years.

Poet Cécile Sauvage was Messiaen's mother. Her poem cycle 'L'Ame en Bourgeon' (Soul in the bud), from 1908, was written while she was pregnant with her ​​son. Nearly thirty years later Olivier Messiaen and his wife, violinist and composer Claire Delbos, had a son. While Delbos was pregnant, she put set the poem cycle to music. Mi was Olivier Messiaen's nickname for his spouse Claire.

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