Messiaen - Organ Works | La Dolce Volta LDV49-1

Messiaen - Organ Works

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Label: La Dolce Volta

Cat No: LDV49-1

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 14th September 2018

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It is in his organ music that Olivier Messiaen most perfectly expresses the originality and power of his temperament. The instrument was for a long time the privileged vehicle of spiritual meditation for Messiaen, who used it to explore all the possibilities of his instrumental language and succeeded in renewing his musical aesthetic without ever renouncing tradition.

Louis Thiry’s version is striking for its grandiose inspiration and intense spirituality. The organist Louis Thiry (of whom Messiaen himself wrote: “Louis Thiry is an extraordinary organist. An accomplished virtuoso, a total musician, with an unparalleled memory and skill: he can be classified among the heroes of music!”) easily and undemonstratively copes with all the difficulties accumulated by the composer. He then goes even further by admirably recreating the teeming richness of this strongly coloured, contrasted music.

Metzler organ of the Cathédrale St Pierre, Geneva

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