Cookie Control

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

Visions De L'Amen/ En Blanc



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.
Facts
Item number 8572472
Barcode 747313247271
Release date 26/03/2012
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Hakon Austbo
Ralph van Raat
Composers Claude Debussy
Olivier Messiaen
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Visions De L'Amen/ En Blanc, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
£7.99
Koechlin: Les Heures Persanes
Image
£13.99
Paysages/ French Songs
Image
£19.99
LEAVING HOME : ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY - Vol. 3: Colours
Image
£6.49
MESSIAEN: La Fauvette des jardins / Offrandes oubliees
French Festival 8550088 01/01/2001 £6.49
Few in stock Buy +
Romantic Piano Favourites, Vol. 3 8550107 01/01/2001 £6.49
Few in stock Buy +
Romantic Piano Favourites, Vol. 4 8550141 01/01/2001 £6.49
Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l' enfant Jesus 8550829-30 01/01/2000 £12.99
Out of stock
MESSIAEN: Catalogue d'oiseaux / Petites esquisses d'oiseaux 8553532-34 01/01/2000 £14.99
Out of stock
MESSIAEN: Preludes / 4 Rhythmic Studies / Canteyodjaya 8554090 01/01/2000 £6.49
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items