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ARTIST
TITLE
Complete Works For Piano Solo Vol. 1
FORMAT
2CD/SACD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NEOS 10907-8CD NEOS 10907-8CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/2/2013

"Markus Bellheim opens the present recording of the piano works of Olivier Messiaen with a major piece, one in which various key elements of the composer's later music come well to the fore: a French sense of mysticism, synesthesia, the ascetic, the love of the voices of nature, and the notion that our senses may be honed if we listen in to foreign musical cultures with their rich hoard of melody and rhythm. In 'Regard des proph├Ętes, des bergers et des Mages,' exotic colours dominate. And in 'Regard de l'Esprit de Joie,' the Oriental source of Gregorian chant is immediately recognizable. The 'Vingt Regards' were written in 1944 in Paris, in the months before the city was freed. They are a document of expectation, of contemporaneity, and are an expression of an unruly era in which life would be defined anew and where a hunger for the future was to exist." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACDs that can be played on any CD player.