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Connections: The Music of Olivier Messiaen & His Students / Odell


Release Date: 02/12/2019 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1759  
Composer:  Olivier MessiaenTristan MurailPierre BoulezMichel Merlet
Performer:  Matthew Odell
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Olivier Messiaen was one of the most influential teachers of the 20th century. He taught an international group of students who would go on to become influential composers and musical leaders, including William Bolcom, Karlheinz Stockhausn, Peter Maxwell Davies, Oliver Knussen, Iannis Xenakis, Quincy Jones, and the three composers on this recording. Pianist Matthew Odell demonstrates the importance of Messiaen's teaching contrasting his music with three of Messiaen's students. Matthew Odell has won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. In addition to performances in Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall, Mr. Odell has appeared at major Read more venues around the world, including Paris, London, Moscow, and Helsinki, among many others. Mr. Odell served on the coaching faculty of the Académie internationale d'été in Nice, France. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (8) for Piano: no 6, Cloches d'angoisses et larmes d'adieu by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
2.
Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire... (in memoriam Olivier Messiaen), for piano by Tristan Murail
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
3.
Notations (12) for Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
4.
Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; France 
5.
Jeu de quartes by Michel Merlet
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
6.
Passacaille et fugue for Piano, Op. 36 by Michel Merlet
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
7.
Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus: no 10, Regard de l'esprit de joie by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Matthew Odell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 

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