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La Fauvette Passerinette: A Messiaen Premiere With Birds, Landscapes & Homages

Messiaen / Ravel / Stockhausen / Benjamin
Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34141   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Olivier MessiaenToru TakemitsuPeter SculthorpeMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Peter Hill
Number of Discs: 1 
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Messiaen's 1961 composition La Fauvette passerinette, which receives its world première on this recording, was discovered in 2012 by Peter Hill hidden amongst the composer's papers. He gave the first public performance of the work in the autumn of 2013. With this recital recording, Hill returns to the music in which he first made his reputation, setting this glittering addition to Messiaen's piano output in the context both of the composer's own earlier works and of music by composers on whom Messiaen was a profound influence.


Messiaen's 1961 composition La Fauvette passerinette, which receives its world première on this recording, was discovered in 2012 by Peter Hill hidden amongst the composer's papers. He gave the first public performance of the work in the autumn of 2013. With this recital recording, Hill returns to the music in which he first made his reputation, setting this glittering addition to Messiaen's piano output in the context both of the composer's own earlier works and of music by composers on whom Messiaen was a profound influence.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prélude (8): No. 1, La Colombe by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928-1929 
2.
Pičce pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
3.
Études (4) de rhythme: no 1, Ile de Feu no 1 "Presque vif" by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
4.
Catalogue d'oiseaux: no 4, Le traquet stapazin by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1958; France 
5.
Rain Tree Sketch II by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Japan 
6.
Night Pieces: Stars by Peter Sculthorpe
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
7.
Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
8.
Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire... (in memoriam Olivier Messiaen) by Tristan Murail
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; France 
9.
D'ombre et de silence by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; France 
10.
Morceau de lecture ŕ vue by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934 
11.
La Fauvette passerinette by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
12.
Dreamlandscapes, Book 2: River by Douglas Young
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
13.
Fantasy on Iambic Rhythm by George Benjamin
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
14.
Klavierstück no 8 by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954-1955; Germany 
15.
Klavierstück no 7 by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954-1955; Germany 

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