1 800 222 6872

Two Piano Music of Messiaen & Debussy / Oppens; Lowenthal, pianists

Audio Samples

>Messiaen, Olivier : Visions de l'amen
>Debussy, Claude : En blanc et noir

Album Summary

>Messiaen, Olivier : Visions de l'amen
>Debussy, Claude : En blanc et noir
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Given two capable, dedicated pianists willing to devote the time to learning their own parts and then putting them together accurately, the end result has to be effective and impressive. And Ursula Oppens is perhaps the pianist that I most associate with contemporary music today. Paired with such an eminent pianist as Lwenthal, the hackneyed term "dream team" seems appropriate. From the almost inaudible hushed opening measures of the 'Amen of Creation' to the cacophonous final pages of the 'Amen of the Consummation' the sound canvas that Oppens and Lowenthal creat for us is as varied as is possible for two pianos... Make no mistake, this is not easy music to listen to, and you have to pay very close attention to everything that is going on." -American Record

Fanfare
Çedille has been flirting with my Want List for several years now, just missing by a hair in several instances, and so I am happy to include the delicious new Messiaen/Debussy album that features two magnificent two-piano works of great import and fabulous performances. The Messiaen will be a classic for sure, performed with intelligence and perfect understanding by Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City (2009-06-03_2009-06-04&2009-).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Messiaen, Olivier : Visions de l'amen
  • Performers: Jerome Lowenthal (Piano); Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City (2009-06-03_2009-06-04&2009-)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Debussy, Claude : En blanc et noir
  • Performers: Jerome Lowenthal (Piano); Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City (2009-06-03_2009-06-04&2009-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915