Cookie Control

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.
I am happy to proceed

Visions De L'Amen/ En Blanc (Naxos: 8.572472)

Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
Both the works on this recording were written during wartime. Debussy's 1915 En blanc et noir, composed during a late creative burst, is his musical response to the horrors of World War I. Messiaen's revolutionary Visions de l'Amen from 1943, written to be performed by the composer and his teenage pupil, Yvonne Loriod, is a profound religious meditation whose emotional intensity is overwhelming. The role of the two pianos is clearly divided. Melodic and expressive elements are confined to the second piano, Messiaen's part, whereas all that is percussion, brilliance and rhythmic development is heard in the first piano, Loriod's part.

Dutch pianist and musicologist Ralph van Raat has won, among other awards, Second Prize and Donemus-Prize (for Contemporary Music) of the Princess Christina Competition (1995); Stipend-Prize Darmstadt during the Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1998); and First Prize of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition (1999). Of Norwegian origin, Hakon Austbo was the first non-French artist to win the Concours National de la Guilde Francaise des Artistes Solistes in Paris (1970), and in 1971 he gained international attention when a unanimous jury awarded him the first prize of the Olivier Messiaen Competition for Contemporary Music in Royan, France.
Item number 8572472
Barcode 747313247271
Release date 26/03/2012
Category Chamber | Classical Music
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Artists Ralph van Raat
Hakon Austbo
Composers Olivier Messiaen
Claude Debussy
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Visions De L'Amen/ En Blanc (Naxos: 8.572472), please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Paysages/ French Songs (Ariettes Oubliees/ Poemes Pour Mi/ Roses Ispahan/ Apres Reve) (Bridge: BRIDGE 9356)
MESSIAEN: La Fauvette des jardins / Offrandes oubliees (Les) (Gary Cole/ Hakon Austbo) (Naxos: 8.554655)
MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time (Amici Ensemble/ Bonnie Silver) (Naxos: 8.554824)
French Violin Sonatas (Dong-Suk Kang/ Jorg Ritter/ Pascal Devoyon) (Naxos: 8.550276)
Violin Miniatures (Jeno Jando/ Takako Nishizaki) (Naxos: 8.550306) 8550306 01/01/2001 £6.99
Flute and Harp (Balint, Mercz) (Janos Balint/ László Beck/ Nora Mercz) (Naxos: 8.550741) 8550741 01/01/2000 £6.99
French Piano Trios, Vol. 1 (Chris Craker/ Joachim Trio) (Naxos: 8.550934) 8550934 01/01/2000 £6.99
MESSIAEN: Preludes / 4 Rhythmic Studies / Canteyodjaya (Hakon Austbo) (Naxos: 8.554090) 8554090 01/01/2000 £6.99
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Bonnie Silver/ Judy Loman/ Nora Shulman) (Naxos: 8.554166) 8554166 01/01/2000 £6.99
DEBUSSY: String Quartet No. 1 / RAVEL: String Quartet in F / Introduction and Allegro (Bela Kovacs/ Eva Maros/ Kodaly Quartet/ Zoltan Gyongyossy) (Naxos: 8.550249) 8550249 01/01/2000 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items