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Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42


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Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard kicks off his exclusive engagement to PENTATONE with a recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux (1956-1958). The pianist had intimate ties to the composer himself and his wife, Yvonne Loriod, for whom Messiaen wrote the Catalogue. Praised by The Guardian as “one of the best Messiaen interpreters around,“ this is Aimard’s first recording of Messiaen’s most extensive, demanding and colourful piano composition. The luxurious release set contains an accompanying bonus film, on which Aimard shares his vast knowledge of and love for Messiaen’s work from behind the piano. Due to its radical naturalism, the Catalogue d’Oiseaux is exceptional within the repertoire for solo piano. It is the grand hymn to nature from a man who never ceased to marvel at the stupefying beauty of landscapes or the magic of bird song. With his Catalogue, Messiaen tried – in his own words – “to render exactly the typical birdsong of a region, surrounded by its neighbours from the same habitat, as well as the form of song at different hours of the day and night,” suggesting an almost scientific approach to his subjects. The idea of ‘reproduction’ may have been central to Messiaen’s conception of the Catalogue d’Oiseaux, but in the finished work we hear a great composer at work, a master of innovative structures who finds an astonishing range of piano sonorities. In a world that is increasingly being destructed by man, Aimard views this cycle as “a musical refuge that resonates with an audience ever more concerned, expanded and affected.”
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Item number PTC5186670
Barcode 827949067068
Release date 3/30/2018
Category Classical Music
Label PENTATONE
Media type SACD + DVD
Number of units 4
Performers
Classical Artist Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
Disc: 1
Catalogue d'oiseaux (Catalogue of Birds)*01:46:52
1 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 1, Le chocard des a 00:09:27 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
2 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 2, Le loriot 00:08:06 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
3 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 3, Le merle bleu 00:12:59 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
4 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 4, Le traquet stapa 00:14:05 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
5 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 5, La chouette hulo 00:07:54 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
6 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 6, L’alouette lulu 00:06:47 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
Disc: 2
Catalogue d'oiseaux (Catalogue of Birds)*01:46:52
1 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 7, La rousserolle e 00:31:37 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
Disc: 3
Catalogue d'oiseaux (Catalogue of Birds)*01:46:52
1 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 8, L’alouette calan 00:05:12 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
2 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 9, La bouscarle 00:10:25 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
3 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 10, Le merle de roc 00:17:24 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
4 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 11, La buse variabl 00:09:41 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
5 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 12, Le traquet rieu 00:07:50 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
6 Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42: No. 13, Le courlis cend 00:09:15 Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
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