Messiaen - Complete Edition

Release Date: 12/9/2008
Catalog Number: B001226902
Number of Discs: 32

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The Messiaen celebrations come to an overwhelming climax with this superb 32-CD set of his complete works.

This is the only complete edition - Released on Deutsche Grammophon - Limited edition. Includes 400-page booklet in English and French, including complete sung texts and libretto.

* OVERVIEW: The solo piano works with Roger Muraro (7 CDs); the organ works with Olivier Latry (6 CDs); Orchestral and Choral works with Myung Whun Chung and Pierre Boulez, with Pierre-Laurent, Yvonne Loriod as soloists (ca. 10 CDs); the opera Saint Francois directed by Kent Nagano (4 CDs); Chamber Works with Daniel Barenboim, Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich, Daniel Hope (new recording); vocal works with Noelle Barker
* The whole is rounded off with a performance of the two-piano Visions de l'Amen by Yvonne Loriod and Messiaen himself (recorded in Paris in 1962)

* Specially recorded for this edition: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine, Coulers de la Cité Céleste and the rare Hymne (1932) with Myung Whun Chung; the recently discoverd Fantaisie for violin and Piano with Daniel Hope.

* THE ARTISTS: Pierre-Laurent Aimard . John Alldis Choir . Martha Argerich . Daniel Barenboïm . Noelle Barker . Pierre Boulez / The Cleveland Orchestra . Catherine Cantin . Riccardo Chailly / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra . Myung-Whun Chung / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France . Myung-Whun Chung / Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille . Catherine Cournot . José van Dam . Sir Andrew Davis / BBC Chorus and Orchestra . Guy Deplus . Georges Guest / Saint John’s College . Jay Gottlieb . Heinz Holliger . Daniel Hope . Joela Jones . Jean-Paul Kreder / Ensemble Le Madrigal . Gidon Kremer . Hervé Lamy . Christian Lardé . Olivier Latry . Jeanne Loriod . Sextuor d'ondes Jeanne Loriod . Sylvia McNair . Maîtrise de Radio-France . Nathalie Manfrino . Olivier Messiaen . Chris Merritt . Yvonne Loriod . Roger Muraro . Kent Nagano / Hallé Orchestra . Yumi Nara . Françoise Pollet . Karl Anton Rickenbacher / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin . Quatuor Rosemonde . Mstislav Rostropovich . Robert Sherlaw Johnson . Albert Tétard . Jean-Yves Thibaudet . Dawn Upshaw . Marie Vermeulin . Luben Yordanoff…
Works on This Recording
1. Preludes (8) for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929 ; France
2. La fauvette des jardins by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; France
3. Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985 ; France
4. Quatre études de rhythme by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; France
5. Cantéyodjayâ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Written: 1948 ;
6. Rondeau for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; France
7. Fantaisie burlesque for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
8. Prelude for Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; France
9. Pièce pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; France
10. Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; France
11. Catalogue d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Muraro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956-1958 ; France
12. Apparition de l'église éternelle by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
13. La nativité du Seigneur by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; France
14. Le banquet céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; France
15. Offrande au Saint Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930-1935 ; France
16. Diptyque for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
17. Les corps glorieux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; France
18. Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1969 ; France
19. Prelude for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
20. Verset pour la fête de la dédicace by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; France
21. Monodie by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; France
22. L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; France
23. Messe de la Pentecôte by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1950 ; France
24. Livre d'orgue by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; France
25. Livre du Saint Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Olivier Latry (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984 ; France
26. La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Emmanuel Curt (Vibraphone), Roger Muraro (Piano), Thomas Prevost (Flute), Renaud Muzzolini (Xylorimba), Eric Levionnois (Cello), Robert Fontaine (Clarinet), Francis Petit (Marimba)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1965-1969 ; France
27. Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot), Dominique Kim (Ondes Martenot), Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), Akos Banlaky (Voice), Tom Krause (Baritone), John Aler (Tenor), Chris Merritt (Tenor), Guy Renard (Tenor), José van Dam (Bass Baritone), Urban Malmberg (Baritone), Dirk D'Ase (Voice)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1983 ; France
28. 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
29. 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
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1970-1974 ; France
30. Chronochromie by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; France
31. La ville d'en haut by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987 ; France
32. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; France
33. Concert à quatre by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Yvonne Loriod (Piano), Catherine Cantin (Flute)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991 ; France
34. Les offrandes oubliées by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
35. Un sourire by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991 ; France
36. Le tombeau resplendissant by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; France
37. Éclairs sur l'au-delà... by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987-1991 ; France
38. Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Françoise Pollet (Soprano)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; France
39. Réveil des oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1953 ; France
40. Haïkaï (7) by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Joela Jones (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; France
41. La fête des belles eaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Jeanne Loriod Sextet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; France
42. Feuillets inédits (4) for Piano and Onde Martenot by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot), Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
43. Chant dans le style de Mozart by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano), Guy Deplus (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
44. Le merle noir by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano), Christian Larde (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; France
45. Rechants (5) by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Jean-Paul Kreder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Madrigal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; France
46. O sacrum convivium! by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: George Guest
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; France
47. Quatuor pour la fin du temps by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Claude Desurmont (Clarinet), Albert Tetard (Cello), Luben Yordanoff (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
48. Piece for Piano and String Quartet by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rosemonde String Quartet
Period: 20th Century
49. Oiseaux exotiques by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Written: 1955-56 ;
50. Harawi by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yumi Nara (Soprano), Jay Gottlieb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; France
51. Mélodies (3) by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
52. La mort du nombre by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano), Hervé Lamy (Tenor), Agnès Sulem-Bialobroda (Violin), Françoise Pollet (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
53. Petites liturgies (3) de la Présence Divine by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot), Helene Collerette (Violin), Roger Muraro (Piano)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; France
54. Couleurs de la cité céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Catherine Cournot (Piano)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; France
55. Hymne au Saint-Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
56. Fantasie for Violin and Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin), Marie Vermeulen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
57. Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
58. L'Ascension for Orchestra by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; France
59. Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Noelle Barker (Soprano), Robert Sherlaw Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; France
60. Un vitrail et des oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1986 ; France
61. Vocalise-étude for Soprano and Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Nathalie Manfrino (Soprano), Marie Vermeulen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; France
62. Visions de l'amen by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano), Olivier Messiaen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; France
63. Chants de Terre et de Ciel by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Nathalie Manfrino (Soprano), Marie Vermeulen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; France
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