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a Olivier Messiaen / Piano works by Olivier Messiaen and Toru Takemitsu / Susanne Kessel, piano

Album Summary

>Milo, Leon : Parisscape, soundscape sample
>MessiaenOlivier : Preludes (8)
>Milo, Leon : Time Texture, for piano & electronics
>MessiaenOlivier : Quatre études de rythme
>Milo, Leon : Voicescape, soundscape for voice samples
>Takemitsu, Toru : Rain-Tree Sketch II, for piano
>MessiaenOlivier : Petites esquisses d'oiseaux
>Milo, Leon : Birdscape, soundscape of recorded sounds
>MessiaenOlivier : Regards (20)
>Milo, Leon : Gongscape, for 3 gongs
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The French composer Olivier Messiaen was one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He prepared the way for serialism in the 1950s and opened up musical language to non-European influences extending far beyond Debussy. Messiaen even used birdsong in order to create music of 'fairy-like splendor.' Susanne Kessel combines piano compositions of Messiaen with American composer Leon Milo's Soundscapes on this CD. As in a kind of audiobook, Messiaen's piano works and real sounds from his life are combined in Leon Milo's Soundscapes to form impressive sound collages. They allow a rapprochement with the Messiaen phenomenon that is as sensual as it is true-to-life, without in any way detracting from his mystery.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Susanne Kessel has put together a unique and interesting tribute to Messiaen. The record collects a handful of piano compositions by the important French modernist and places them alongside sympathetic newer compositions. Kessel's playing is nuanced and assured. This unique treatment did create a special environment of appreciation and aesthetic reflection that I found interesting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012).



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>Milo, Leon : Parisscape, soundscape sample
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MessiaenOlivier : Preludes (8) :: Prélude no 7 "Plainte calme"
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928-1929

>Milo, Leon : Time Texture, for piano & electronics
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MessiaenOlivier : Quatre études de rythme :: Ile de feu I
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949-1950

>MessiaenOlivier : Preludes (8) :: Prélude no 1 'La Colombe'
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928-1929

>Milo, Leon : Voicescape, soundscape for voice samples
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Takemitsu, Toru : Rain-Tree Sketch II, for piano
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>MessiaenOlivier : Petites esquisses d'oiseaux :: La grive musicienne
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Milo, Leon : Birdscape, soundscape of recorded sounds
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MessiaenOlivier : Regards (20) :: Regard du Père
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>MessiaenOlivier : Regards (20) :: Regard de l'etoile
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>MessiaenOlivier : Regards (20) :: Regard de la croix
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Milo, Leon : Gongscape, for 3 gongs
  • Performer: Susanne Kessel (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (01/27/2012-01/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary