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Messiaen: Orchestral Works / Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung [10-CD Collector's Edition]

Boulez / Chung
Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001676602  
Composer:  Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Françoise PolletPierre-Laurent AimardJoela JonesCatherine Cournot,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre BoulezSir Andrew DavisMyung-Whun ChungRiccardo Chailly,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraCleveland Orchestra membersBBC Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
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Spanning six decades, Messiaen’s orchestral and vocal-orchestral music embody one of the monuments of 20th-century music.

Under Pierre Boulez and Myung-Whun Chung, here is the only available complete recording, on 10 CDs, of all these masterpieces, including classics like the Turangalila Symphony and From the Canyon to the Stars, as well as rarities like The Forgotten Offerings and the brief Chorus of the Departed.

With new liner notes by Messiaen expert Nigel Simeone and a web link to full sung texts and translations.
Spanning six decades, Messiaen’s orchestral and vocal-orchestral music embody one of the monuments of 20th-century music.

Under Pierre Boulez and Myung-Whun Chung, here is the only available complete recording, on 10 CDs, of all these masterpieces, including classics like the Turangalila Symphony and From the Canyon to the Stars, as well as rarities like The Forgotten Offerings and the brief Chorus of the Departed.

With new liner notes by Messiaen expert Nigel Simeone and a web link to full sung texts and translations.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Françoise Pollet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
2.
Réveil des oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
3.
Haïkaï (7) by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Joela Jones (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Written: 1962 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
4.
Chronochromie by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 23 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
La ville d'en haut by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 24 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
Chant des déportés by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Chorus,  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
Couleurs de la cité céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Catherine Cournot (Piano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; France 
Length: 17 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Hymne au Saint-Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Length: 16 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10.
Petites liturgies (3) de la Présence Divine by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Roger Muraro (Piano), Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot), Helene Collerette (Violin)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maîtrise de Radio France,  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
Length: 33 Minutes 25 Secs. 
11.
Oiseaux exotiques by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Written: 1955-56 
12.
Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Yvonne Loriod (Piano), Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1948; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1990 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 78 Minutes 32 Secs. 
13.
La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Roger Muraro (Piano), Robert Fontaine (Clarinet), Thomas Prevost (Flute),
Éric Levionnais (Cello), Francis Petit (Marimba), Renaud Muzzolini (Xylophone),
Emmanuel Curt (Vibraphone)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Chorus,  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1969; France 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Olivier Messiaen Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 99 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
14.
Des canyons aux étoiles by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Roger Muraro (Piano), Jean-Jacques Justafré (French Horn), Francis Petit (Xylorimba),
Renaud Muzzolini (Glockenspiel)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970-1974; France 
15.
Éclairs sur l'au-delà... by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987-1991; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 65 Minutes 31 Secs. 
16.
Concert à quatre by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Catherine Cantin (Flute), Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello),
Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 26 Minutes 14 Secs. 
17.
Les offrandes oubliées by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 12 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18.
Un sourire by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19.
Le tombeau resplendissant by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 15 Minutes 25 Secs. 
20.
Un vitrail et des oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor:  Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; France 

Sound Samples

Poemes pour mi: 1. Action de grâces
Poemes pour mi: 2. Paysage
Poemes pour mi: 3. La maison
Poemes pour mi: 4. Epouvante
Poemes pour mi: 5. L'Epouse
Poemes pour mi: 6. Ta voix
Poemes pour mi: 7. Les deux guerriers
Poemes pour mi: 8. Le collier
Poemes pour mi: 9. Prière exaucée
Le Réveil des oiseaux
Sept Haikai: 1. Introduction
Sept Haikai: 2. Le Parc de Nara et les lanternes de pierre
Sept Haikai: 3. Yamanaka - Cadenza
Sept Haikai: 4. Gagaku
Sept Haikai: 5. Miyajima et le torii dans la mer
Sept Haikai: 6. Les Oiseaux de Karuizawa
Sept Haikai: 7. Coda
Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine: 1. Antienne de la conversation intérieure
Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine: 2. Sequence du verbe, cantique divin
Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine: 3. Psalmodie de l'ubiquité par amour
Couleurs de la Cité Céleste
Hymne au Saint-Sacrement
Chant des déportés pour choeur mixte et grand orchestre

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