Release Date: 05/06/22
Third volume of the 3D live recordings from the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal with a completely French program.
Third volume of the 3D live recordings from the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal with a completely French program:
Enchanting lightness, ever-changing colorfulness, charming irony, quick-witted esprit, and magical depth - like a stroll through Paris?
Henri Dutilleux aimed to steer clear of French lightness. He was his own greatest critic, vehement in his resistance to being associated with any school, tendency or group.
He was at the height of his powers when he wrote MÃ©taboles. The piece was written to mark the 40th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra, who gave the first performance in January 1965 under the direction of George Szell. The five uninterrupted movements take the metamorphic principle of nature as their inspiration.
Olivier Messiaen's art displays great power and from his person exuded a fascinating charisma. His music is as indebted to Gregorian chant as to the sound world of the Javanese gamelan orchestra; he connects the metrics of Greek verses with the
scales of Indian ragas:
Les Offrandes oubliÃ©es (The Forgotten Offerings) is an impressive symphonic meditation cast in three parts lasting about 11 minutes. In 1931, it was premiered in Paris as Messiaen's first orchestral work.
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death in 1991, Messiaen gave a personal memorial to his favorite composer in the form of Un Sourire (A Smile). It was above all the color and lightness of his music that filled him with enthusiasm.
Maurice Ravel's components of the Suite No. 2 (1913) are drawn from the latter third of the original composition: Such wonderful music opens a gate into the realm between space and time, between everything that can be experienced and described.
Like gazing at sky or sea - a beauty whose infinite expanse leaves people amazed. A high-altitude thrill with both feet planted firmly on the ground.
Hybrid-SACD with 3D-Binaural-Stereo Sound!
|Run Time: 54:03 mins|
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