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Messiaen: Poémes pour Mi; Trois Mélodies; Claire Delbos: LÆÂme en bourgeon Pour Mi / Liv Elise Nordskog: soprano; Signe Bakke: piano

Album Summary

>MessiaenOlivier : Poèmes pour Mi, song cycle for soprano & piano (or orchestra), I/17b
>MessiaenOlivier : Mélodies (3), for soprano & piano, I/4
>Delbos, Claire : L'Ame en Bourgeon, for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Who was "Mi," who inspired Messiaen to write the lovely and intricate work Poèmes pour Mi? This was one of the questions Liv Elise Nordskog and Signe Bakke asked when they began work on this album, after having immersed themselves in Messiaen"s rich and diverse tonal world for many years.

The poet Cecile Sauvage was Messiaen"s mother. Her cycle of poems dating from 1908, L'Âme en Bourgeon (The Soul in Bud) was written while she was awaiting the birth of her son. Almost 30 years later, Olivier Messiaen and his wife, violinist and composer Claire Delbos, were themselves expecting a child. During this time, Delbos set to music the poem cycle of her deceased mother-in-law. At the same time, Messiaen composed a song cycle entitled Poèmes pour Mi - his pet name for his wife Claire.

L'Âme en Bourgeon and Poèmes pour Mi were premiered at the same concert in Paris in 1937. It is the only time the two works are known to have been performed together - until the recording of this CD!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (02/22/2012-02/25/2012).



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>MessiaenOlivier : Poèmes pour Mi, song cycle for soprano & piano (or orchestra), I/17b
  • Performers: Signe Bakke (Piano); Liv Nordskog
  • Notes: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (02/22/2012-02/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 24 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1936-1937

>MessiaenOlivier : Mélodies (3), for soprano & piano, I/4
  • Performers: Signe Bakke (Piano); Liv Nordskog
  • Notes: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (02/22/2012-02/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Delbos, Claire : L'Ame en Bourgeon, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Signe Bakke (Piano); Liv Nordskog
  • Notes: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (02/22/2012-02/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern