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Messiaen Edition Vol 1 - Organ Works, Piano Works, Songs

Messiaen / Hill / Tanke / Kapelle
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 8949   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem TankePeter HillBenjamin FrithIngrid Kappelle,   ... 
Number of Discs: 17 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The long life and passionate, exotic music of Olivier Messiaen are big news in this, the centenary year of his birth. Festivals worldwide are celebrating one of the last century's greatest composers and his heady blend of a musical language that moves from the rich romanticism of the French organ tradition to the diamond precision of a modernism which hugely influenced the leaders of the postwar avant-garde such as Boulez and Stockhausen. His love of God and nature is everywhere evident in the vast cycles of works such as La Nativité du Seigneur and Vingt Régards sur l'Enfant Jésus, but so is a delight in instrumental virtuosity: he was himself a superb organist and pianist.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Le banquet céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
2.
Diptyque for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
3.
Apparition de l'église éternelle by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
4.
La nativité du Seigneur by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
5.
Les corps glorieux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
6.
Livre d'orgue by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
7.
Messe de la Pentecôte by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
8.
Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
9.
Livre du Saint Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; France 
Venue:  St. Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem, Netherlands 
10.
L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Willem Tanke (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
11.
Catalogue d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1958; France 
12.
Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
13.
Preludes (8) for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
14.
Quatre études de rhythme by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
15.
Cantéyodjayâ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Written: 1948 
16.
Pièce pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
17.
Fantaisie burlesque for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
18.
Rondeau for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
19.
Visions de l'amen by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano), Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
20.
Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; France 
21.
La fauvette des jardins by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Peter Hill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; France 
22.
Mélodies (3) by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Ingrid Kappelle (Soprano), Haakon Austbö (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
Venue:  Reformed Church, Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
23.
Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Haakon Austbö (Piano), Ingrid Kappelle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 
Venue:  Reformed Church, Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 25 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
24.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Ingrid Kappelle (Soprano), Haakon Austbö (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Venue:  Reformed Church, Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 24 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: French 
25.
Harawi by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Haakon Austbö (Piano), Ingrid Kappelle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
Venue:  Reformed Church, Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 51 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: French 

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