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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

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

The Quartet has been much recorded in the CD era but I can’t recall another version that so persuasively favours the ferocity over the serenity…The overall effect might be controversial in probing... More…

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$14.25

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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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2 Presto CDs

$24.25

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 Offer Poèmes

Sensual French Masterpieces

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Alan Gilbert, Seiji Ozawa

Always a strong Francophile, she makes an inspired exploration for the still-developing French tradition...it is easy to hear what inspired [Dutilleux]...Her lower register has become ever-richer... More…

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CD

($15.50)$11.00

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La Fauvette Passerinette

A Messiaen premiere with birds, landscapes and homages

Peter Hill (piano)

Hill places the new work within an exceptionally well-crafted recital in which Messiaen's music is a recurrent thread in a span of resonances, influences and affinities...Whether in Dutilleux... More…

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$15.50

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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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Bezaly & Brautigam: Masterworks for Flute and Piano

Sharon Bezaly (flute) & Ronald Brautigam (piano)

Sharon Bezaly is rarely less than impressive. Her well-constructed programmes are performed with a mixture of virtuosity and rich tone, making her name almost a guarantee of quality. Partnered... More…

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SACD

$15.50

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Messiaen: Éclairs sur l'au-delà...

Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung

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Visions: Christina & Michelle Naughton

Christina Naughton (piano) & Michelle Naughton (piano)

Just about everything comes together in this recording [of Messiaen’s 'Visions de l’Amen']...The Naughton twins don’t take the opening movement’s très lent directive at face value...but they... 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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Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Homage a Messiaen

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

His dexterity is, of course, dazzling, but it is Aimard's range or timbre and colour that impresses most. More…

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This release includes a digital booklet