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MESSIAEN, O.: Harawi / 3 Melodies (Bruun, Hyldig)


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MESSIAEN, O.: Harawi / 3 Melodies (Bruun, Hyldig)

Messiaen’s song cycles Trois Mélodies (1930) and Harawi (1945) were both inspired by the loss of a loved one: the Mélodies are a memorial to his mother who had died three years previously and Harawi was written shortly after his wife Claire Delbos had begun to suffer from the long illness that would ultimately lead to her death. But far from resorting to misery, the shimmering beauty of Messiaen’s music leaves the listener with a sense of hope and transcendence.

Messiaen, Olivier
Sauvage, Cecile / Messiaen, Olivier, lyricist(s)

  3 Melodies
1.   No. 1. Pourquoi 00:02:12
2.   No. 2. Le sourire 00:02:10
3.   No. 3. La fiancee perdue 00:03:09

Messiaen, Olivier
Messiaen, Olivier, lyricist(s)

4.   No. 1. La ville qui dormait, toi 00:02:35
5.   No. 2. Bonjour toi, colombe verte 00:03:29
6.   No. 3. Montagnes 00:03:36
7.   No. 4. Doundou tchil 00:03:59
8.   No. 5. L'amour de Piroutcha 00:04:58
9.   No. 6. Repetition planetaire 00:05:50
10.   No. 7. Adieu 00:07:30
11.   No. 8. Syllabes 00:05:42
12.   No. 9. L'escalier redit, gestes de soleil 00:06:40
13.   No. 10. Amour oiseau d'etoile 00:04:45
14.   No. 11. Katchikatchi les etoiles 00:02:02
15.   No. 12. Dans le noir 00:06:44

Total Playing Time: 01:05:21

Messiaen, Olivier

Messiaen, Olivier; Sauvage, Cecile

Bruun, Hetna Regitze; Hyldig, Kristoffer Nyholm

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572189

Barcode: 747313218974

Physical Release: 12/2009

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