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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Martin Fröst (clarinet), Lucas Debargue (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), Torlief Thedeen (cello)

The playing is flawless but still deep-felt, unflinching in the white heat of the Dance of Fury, intently hushed in the Abyss of the Birds, fervent in both tender Louanges. More…

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Alison Balsom: Paris

Alison Balsom (trumpet), with Miloš Karadaglić (guitar)

The Guy Barker Orchestra, Guy Barker

This potpourri of a recital is...very much of its own time, eclectically flavoured in its collaborative elements and juxtaposition of music languages [sic], and deftly underpinned by Balsom's... More…

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Messiaen: La Transfiguration de Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ

Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung

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23 CDs

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 New Messiaen: Organ Works

Simon Preston (organ), Organ of St. Albans Cathedral, Organ of Westminster Abbey, Organ of the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge

The great strength of Simon Preston's performance lies in his control of the slow movements ... With the additional benefits of good recording quality and a sensitive performance of the early... More…

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Due for release on 16th Mar 2018

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Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi and 3 Petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

Jane Archibald (soprano), Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot), Michael Brown (piano)

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Boychoir, Ludovic Morlot

In Poèmes pour mi, Jane Archibald’s soprano is full of rapture but never indulgent. The effect of ethereal boys’ voices, rather than women’s voices indicated by the score, is otherworldly. More…

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Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony

Howard Shelley (piano), Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes-martenot)

BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier

a number of excellent accounts exist. For me, the balance tips in favour of Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic for the light-hearted abandon that they bring to movements 5 and 10. More…

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Few possess the spiritual, emotional and physical stamina required for a successful interpretation of Messiaen's transcendent. Recorded on the back of a series of well-received concert performances,... More…

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 Offer Un Frisson Français - A century of French song

Susan Graham (mezzo soprano) & Malcolm Martineau (piano)

The familiar here appears in unusual contexts and alongside a scattering of rarities. The performers are at one in their fluency, delicate rubato and avoidance of Anglo-Saxon archness, within... More…

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