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Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement / Paul Jacobs

Messiaen / Jacobs
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572436-37   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Paul Jacobs
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Livre du Saint-Sacrement (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament) is Messiaen’s last and longest organ work, a thematic cycle based on the sacrament of Communion comprising eighteen movements, many based on his recorded improvisations, arranged into three thematic groups. Hailed for his prodigious technique, vivid interpretive imagination and charismatic showmanship, Paul Jacobs is widely acknowledged for reinvigorating the American organ scene with a fresh performance style and ‘an unbridled joy of music-making’ (Baltimore Sun). He has performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in nine-hour marathons in eight American cities. Livre du Saint-Sacrement (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament) is Messiaen’s last and longest organ work, a thematic cycle based on the sacrament of Communion comprising eighteen movements, many based on his recorded improvisations, arranged into three thematic groups. Hailed for his prodigious technique, vivid interpretive imagination and charismatic showmanship, Paul Jacobs is widely acknowledged for reinvigorating the American organ scene with a fresh performance style and ‘an unbridled joy of music-making’ (Baltimore Sun). He has performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in nine-hour marathons in eight American cities. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Livre du Saint Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Paul Jacobs (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; France 
Venue:  St. Mary of the Virgin Church, New York 

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