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Messiaen: Trois Petits Liturgies, Etc / Courand

Release Date: 01/30/1999 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 92007   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Olivier MessiaenJeanne LoriodYvonne Loriod
Conductor:  Marcel Couraud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF ChorusORTF Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Olivier Messiaen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Church of the Holy Trinity, Paris 
Length: 77 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Petites liturgies (3) de la Présence Divine by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot), Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor:  Marcel Couraud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Chorus,  ORTF Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1964 
Venue:  Notre Dame du Liban, Paris 
Length: 37 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 About the Méditations... August 12, 2015 By Michel Coron (Pointe-claire, Quebec) See All My Reviews "From my own point of view the "Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte-Trinité" is among the greatest organ acheivement of the XXth century. It is a well-done mix of Gregorian chant with some bird singings mainly L'Oiseau de Persepolis in Iran. Since 1972 when Messiaen himself played this masterwork in the Cathedral of Washington D.C. and recorded on Erato next year, i came back every week listening those introduction to a some kind of mystical pilgrimage inside myself. Like Bach's compositions, Messiaen goes further inside Christian Mysteries of Faith. To those who are seeking to hear an inner voice, don't miss it. C'est un incontournable. A kind of Weltanchaaung." Report Abuse
 Balance January 25, 2013 By Frederick Lowe See All My Reviews "I am a poet,certainly not a musician -- a listener yes, but even then, perhaps not a particularly well-educated one. Thus it's with great temerity that I comment here. I first listened to Trois Petites Liturgies when I was very young, probably in the late 1950's or the early 1960's. I don't remember the record label or any of the performers, and the music was well outside of the bounds of any music I had heard before. I was then, and remain now, enchanted by the melding of musical and poetic rhythm in these three pieces even though I only half comprehended them. Later, I came to appreciate their devotional and mystic aspects. They are indeed liturgical, albeit in a broader sense than the word liturgical usually connotes. Since that first hearing long ago, I have listend to most of the existing recorded versions. Of all of them, this is the recording that balances best the three components of the Liturgies, the musical, the poetic and the devotional. I should mention, and it is not a small thing, the singing is nearly sublime." Report Abuse
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