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Messiaen Edition

Album Summary

>Messiaen, Olivier : Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (6), for piano, I/54
>Messiaen, Olivier : Preludes (8) for Piano
>Messiaen, Olivier : Études (4) de rhythme
>Messiaen, Olivier : La nativité du Seigneur
>Messiaen, Olivier : Le banquet céleste
>Messiaen, Olivier : Apparition de l'église éternelle
>Messiaen, Olivier : Poèmes pour Mi
>Messiaen, Olivier : Chants de terre et de ciel
>Messiaen, Olivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps
>Messiaen, Olivier : Cinq Rechants
>Messiaen, Olivier : Visions de l'amen
>Messiaen, Olivier : Les offrandes oubliées
>Messiaen, Olivier : Hymne au Saint-Sacrement
>Messiaen, Olivier : Regards (20) sur l'Enfant-Jesus, for piano, I/27
>Messiaen, Olivier : Harawi
>Messiaen, Olivier : Turangalîla-Symphonie
>Messiaen, Olivier : Catalogue d'oiseaux
>Messiaen, Olivier : La fauvette des jardins
>Messiaen, Olivier : Reveil des oiseaux, for piano & orchestra, I/40
>Messiaen, Olivier : Couleurs de la cité céleste
>Messiaen, Olivier : Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
>Messiaen, Olivier : L' Ascension, 4 meditations for orchestra, I/12a
>Messiaen, Olivier : Petites liturgies (3) de la Présence Divine
>Messiaen, Olivier : Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité
>Messiaen, Olivier : Des canyons aux étoiles
>Messiaen, Olivier : Sept haikai, for piano, 13 winds, 6 percussion & 8 violins, I/45
>Sound, Recorded : Olivier Messiaen
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This 18-CD set offers a comprehensive overview of Messiaen's work in recordings made between 1963 and 2000. The performers include the composer himself, his wife Yvonne Loriod, Pierre Boulez, and other champions of Messiaen's work. A bonus CD is devoted to an interview with Messiaen recorded in 1988 in which he discusses bird-song, travel, faith and the avant garde. The 149-page booklet includes an English translation of this interview as well as the composer's detailed commentary on his work.

This 18-CD set offers a comprehensive overview of Messiaen's work in recordings made between 1963 and 2000 by the Warner labels Erato and Teldec. The performers include the composer himself, the pianist Yvonne Loriod (his wife), Pierre Boulez, Marie-Claire Alain, and other champions of Messiaen's work. "A treasure chest of great music and fine music-making." -Gramophone



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Works Details

>Messiaen, Olivier : Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (6), for piano, I/54
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Messiaen, Olivier : Preludes (8) for Piano
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928-1929

>Messiaen, Olivier : Études (4) de rhythme
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949-1950

>Messiaen, Olivier : La nativité du Seigneur
  • Performer: Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
  • Running Time: 49 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Messiaen, Olivier : Le banquet céleste
  • Performer: Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928-1960

>Messiaen, Olivier : Apparition de l'église éternelle
  • Performer: Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Messiaen, Olivier : Poèmes pour Mi
  • Performers: Yvonne Loriod (Piano); Maria Oran (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1936-1937

>Messiaen, Olivier : Chants de terre et de ciel
  • Performers: Yvonne Loriod (Piano); Maria Oran (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Messiaen, Olivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps
  • Performers: Guy Deplus (Clarinet); Jacques Neilz (Cello); Marie-Madeleine Petit (Piano); Huguette Fernandez (Violin)
  • Running Time: 49 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Messiaen, Olivier : Cinq Rechants
  • Performers: Regis Oudot (Tenor); Jean-Claude LeMee (Soprano); Charley Guigui (Soprano); Marcelle Legendre (Soprano); Nicole Robin (Soprano); Mario Haniotis (Soprano); Gisele Prevet; Rene Chauvaut (Soprano); Roger Cotton
  • Conductor: Marcel Couraud
  • Running Time: 16 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1948

>Messiaen, Olivier : Visions de l'amen
  • Performers: Katia Labèque (Piano); Marielle Labèque (Piano)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Messiaen, Olivier : Les offrandes oubliées
  • Conductor: Marius Constant
  • Running Time: 11 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Messiaen, Olivier : Hymne au Saint-Sacrement
  • Conductor: Marius Constant
  • Running Time: 13 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932-1947

>Messiaen, Olivier : Regards (20) sur l'Enfant-Jésus, for piano, I/27
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 116 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Messiaen, Olivier : Harawi
  • Performers: Rachel Vocals] (Soprano); Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 54 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Messiaen, Olivier : Turangalîla-Symphonie
  • Performers: Dominique Kim (Ondes Martenot); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 72 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1948-1990

>Messiaen, Olivier : Catalogue d'oiseaux
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 160 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956-1958

>Messiaen, Olivier : La fauvette des jardins
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1970

>Messiaen, Olivier : Réveil des oiseaux, for piano & orchestra, I/40
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Messiaen, Olivier : Couleurs de la cité céleste
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Groupe Instrumental a Percussion de Strasbourg
  • Running Time: 17 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1963

>Messiaen, Olivier : Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Groupe Instrumental a Percussion de Strasbourg
  • Running Time: 29 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963-1964

>Messiaen, Olivier : L' Ascension, 4 meditations for orchestra, I/12a
  • Conductor: Marius Constant
  • Running Time: 25 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932-1933

>Messiaen, Olivier : Petites liturgies (3) de la Présence Divine
  • Performers: Yvonne Loriod (Piano); Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot)
  • Conductor: Marcel Couraud
  • Running Time: 37 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Messiaen, Olivier : Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité
  • Performer: Olivier Messiaen (Organ)
  • Running Time: 75 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969

>Messiaen, Olivier : Des canyons aux étoiles
  • Performers: Alain Jacquet (Xylorimba); Francois Dupin (Glockenspiel); Yvonne Loriod (Piano); Georges Barboteu (Horn)
  • Conductor: Marius Constant
  • Ensemble: ORTF Ensemble "Ars Nova"
  • Notes: Composition written: 1971-74.
  • Running Time: 98 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-1974

>Messiaen, Olivier : Sept haïkaï, for piano, 13 winds, 6 percussion & 8 violins, I/45
  • Performer: Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
  • Conductor: Marius Constant
  • Ensemble: ORTF Ensemble "Ars Nova"
  • Notes: Composition written: 1962.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Sound, Recorded : Olivier Messiaen :: Entretien avec Claude Samuel ( interviewed by Claude Samuel (in Fr
  • Running Time: 58 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary