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Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles (Live)

Andrew Barclay, Erika Öhman, John Ryan, Tzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach

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Des canyons aux étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars): Part I  
1
I. Le désert (The Desert)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
4:29
2
II. Les Orioles (The Orioles)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
6:10
3
III. Ce qui est écrit sur les étoiles... (What is Written in the Stars...)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
7:21
4
IV. Le Cossyphe d’Heuglin (The White-browed Robin)
Olivier Messiaen; Tzimon Barto
4:26
5
V. Cedar Breaks et le Don de Crainte (Cedar Breaks and the Gift of Awe)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
8:24
Des canyons aux étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars): Part II  
6
VI. Appel interstellaire (Interstellar Call)
Olivier Messiaen; John Ryan
4:59
7
VII. Bryce Canyon et les rochers rouge-orange (Bryce Canyon and the Red Orange Rocks)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
15:00
Des canyons aux étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars): Part III  
1
VIII. Les ressuscités et le chant de l’étoile Aldébaran (The Resurrected and the Song of the Star of Aldebaran)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
11:57
2
IX. Le moqueur polyglotte (The Mockingbird)
Olivier Messiaen; Tzimon Barto
11:18
3
X. La grive des bois (The Wood Thrush)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
4:33
4
XI. Omao, Leiothrix, Elepaio, Shama
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
9:52
5
XII. Zion Park et la Cité Céleste (Zion Park and the Celestial City)
Olivier Messiaen; Andrew Barclay; Erika Öhman; Tzimon Barto; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach
11:37
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"... it’s the teeming richness of the whole that overwhelms and Eschenbach and his players had the measure of the music’s vast perspectives."
- Evening Standard

"No less an achievement was the near-flawless execution of the difficult solo parts. This performance contained much that was special and desirable in the realization of Messiaen’s highly idiomatic music ..."
- ClassicalSource.com

A live concert performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach, featuring American pianist Tzimon Barto. Commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the US Declaration of Independence, Olivier Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) was inspired by the composer’s tours around Utah’s magnificent landscapes. The work’s unusual instrumentation creates a texture that evokes the majesty and loneliness of the landscape with astonishing effect. Recorded live at Royal Festival Hall in London in November 2013, this album presents a rare opportunity to hear a work not available extensively on record and infrequently performed live.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – LPO Studio Masters

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London

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