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

Release Date: 5/8/2012
Catalog Number: B001676602
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
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.
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
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
3. Haïkaï (7) by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Joela Jones (Piano)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; France
4. Chronochromie by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; France
5. La ville d'en haut by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987 ; France
6. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; France
7. Chant des déportés by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: 20th Century
8. Couleurs de la cité céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Catherine Cournot (Piano)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; France
9. Hymne au Saint-Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
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
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; France
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: Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot), Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946-1948 ; France
13. La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Robert Fontaine (Clarinet), Emmanuel Curt (Vibraphone), Éric Levionnais (Cello), Francis Petit (Marimba), Renaud Muzzolini (Xylophone), Roger Muraro (Piano), Thomas Prevost (Flute)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1965-1969 ; France
14. Des canyons aux étoiles by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Jean-Jacques Justafré (French Horn), Roger Muraro (Piano), 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
16. Concert à quatre by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Catherine Cantin (Flute), Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991 ; France
17. Les offrandes oubliées by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
18. Un sourire by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991 ; France
19. Le tombeau resplendissant by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; France
20. Un vitrail et des oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1986 ; France
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