Feel the Blues with all that Jazz
English (United Kingdom)Polish (Poland)
Home Classical Messiaen Olivier Olivier Messiaen - Des canyons aux étoiles (2015)

Olivier Messiaen - Des canyons aux étoiles (2015)

User Rating: / 0

Olivier Messiaen - Des canyons aux étoiles (2015)

Image could not be displayed. Check browser for compatibility.

Part One 
1-1 	I - Le Désert 	4:29
1-2 	II - Les Orioles 	6:10
1-3 	III - Ce Qui Est Ecrit Sur Les Etoiles 	7:21
1-4 	IV - Le Cossyphe D'Heuglin 	4:26
1-5 	V - Cedar Breaks Et Le Don De Crainte 	8:24
Part Two 
1-6 	VI - Appel Interstellaire 	4:59
1-7 	VII - Bryce Canyon Et Les Rochers Rouge-Orange 	15:00
Part Three 
2-1 	VIII - Les Ressuscites Et Le Chant De E'Toile Aldebaran 	11:57
2-2 	IX - Le Moqueur Polyglotte 	11:18
2-3 	X - La Grive Des Bois 	4:33
2-4 	XI - Omao, Leiothrix, Elapaio, Shama 	9:52
2-5 	XII - Zion Park Et La Cité Céleste 	11:37

Tzimon Barto – piano
John Ryan – horn
Andrew Barclay – xylorimba
Erika Öhman - glockenspiel
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach – conductor


Commissioned in 1971 by Alice Tully, Olivier Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles (From the canyons to the stars) was planned for the celebration of the bicentennial of the United States Declaration of Independence, though it was given its premiere performance in 1974. Messiaen found inspiration in Bryce Canyon in Utah, which he visited, and the music is an evocation of the vivid scenery and bird songs he encountered, though it should also be understood more broadly as a mystical hymn to nature, outer space, and heaven. In many ways, this large-scale, multi-movement work is reminiscent of Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie, though prominent in this score is a group of soloists playing horn, piano, xylorimba, and glockenspiel, which gives it the feeling of a concerto grosso updated for modern purposes. This live recording by Christoph Eschenbach and the London Philharmonic Orchestra offers extremely clear separation of parts and vivid sonorities, so everything is perfectly audible, though an opportunity was missed to present Des canyons aux étoiles in a multichannel recording, which it really needs. Even so, this exceptional stereo recording comes close to the audiophile ideal, and at many points, the positions of the soloists can be detected, thanks to the careful microphone placement. --- Blair Sanderson, AllMusic Review

download (mp3 @VBR kbs):

yandex 4shared mega mediafire uloz.to cloudmailru gett




Before downloading any file you are required to read and accept the
Terms and Conditions.

If you are an artist or agent, and would like your music removed from this site,
please e-mail us on
and we will remove them as soon as possible.

What music genre would you like to find here the most?
Now onsite:
  • 318 guests
Content View Hits : 157367478