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Olivier Messiaen: Harawi / Tony Arnold, soprano; Jacob Greenberg, piano

Album Summary

>Messiaen, Olivier : Cantéyodjayâ
>Messiaen, Olivier : Harawi
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Notes & Reviews:

Longtime collaborators Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenberg release a poignant recording of Olivier Messiaen's evocative song cycle Harawi: Song of Love and Death. Inspired by songs from the Quechua culture of the Andean region of South America, these songs are deeply evocative and colorful, engaging themes of love, tragedy and death.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Harawi: Song of Love and Death (1945) is a cycle of 13 songs for soprano and piano inspired by Andean love songs of a Tristanesque persuasion, strange as that might sound. It's a representative and important work, and it is given a fine rendition. The program opens with Canteyodjaya (1948), a 15-minute solo piano piece built with small improvisational blocks based on Hindu rhythms and modernist-exotic lines, the piece gives a good idea of postwar Euro-angst combined with Messiaenic exaltation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY (2011-08-24&2012-12-17_2012-).


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Works Details

>Messiaen, Olivier : Cantéyodjayâ
  • Performer: Jacob Greenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Messiaen, Olivier : Harawi
  • Performers: Tony Arnold; Jacob Greenberg (Piano)
  • Notes: Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY (12/17/2012-12/19/2012)
  • Running Time: 54 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945