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MESSIAEN, O.: Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (J. de Oliveira)

    

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MESSIAEN, O.: Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (J. de Oliveira)

When Messiaen was commissioned in 1944 to write twelve short pieces on the theme of the Nativity, few could have guessed that he would respond by producing one of the most ambitious works ever written for solo piano. Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus is an epic set of meditations on the nativity which broke the boundaries of religious expression in music. It was written for the brilliant young pianist Yvonne Loriod who had become Messiaen’s muse since joining his composition class in 1941 and who almost two decades later would become his wife.



Disc 1

Messiaen, Olivier

  Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus
1.   No. 1. Regard du Pere 00:07:33
2.   No. 2. Regard de l'etoile 00:03:04
3.   No. 3. L'echange 00:03:31
4.   No. 4. Regard de la Vierge 00:05:59
5.   No. 5. Regard du Fils sur le Fils 00:08:35
6.   No. 6. Par lui tout a ete fait 00:09:53
7.   No. 7. Regard de la Croix 00:03:40
8.   No. 8. Regard des hauteurs 00:02:02
9.   No. 9. Regard du temps 00:03:00
10.   No. 10. Regard de l'esprit de joie 00:08:08
11.   No. 11. Premiere Communion de la Vierge 00:07:00


Disc 2

Messiaen, Olivier

  Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus
1.   No. 12. La Parole Toute - Puissante 00:02:30
2.   No. 13. Noel 00:03:55
3.   No. 14. Regard des anges 00:05:00
4.   No. 15. Le baiser de l'Enfant - Jesus 00:10:33
5.   No. 16. Regard des prophetes, des bergers et des mages 00:03:03
6.   No. 17. Regard du silence 00:05:22
7.   No. 18. Regard de l'onction terrible 00:06:28
8.   No. 19. Je dors, mais mon coeur veille 00:09:51
9.   No. 20. Regard de l'eglise d'Amour 00:14:42

Total Playing Time: 02:03:49






Composer(s):
Messiaen, Olivier

Artist(s):
Oliveira, Jocy de

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 9.70115-16

Barcode: 730099711517

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