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 Commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the UnitedStates Declaration of Independence, Olivier Messiaen's Descanyons aux etoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) wasinspired by the composer's tours around Utah's magnificentlandscapes. The work's unusual instrumentation creates a texture thatevokes the majesty and loneliness of the landscape, as wellas it's inhabitant birds with astonishing effect. This recording presents a rare opportunity to hear a worknot available extensively on record and infrequentlyperformed live. Recorded in concert at Royal Festival Hall on 2 November2013, as part of Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noiseyear-long festival of 20th c. music, inspired by Alex Ross'sbestselling book of the same name. Christoph Eschenbach, a champion of 20th - 21st c. music,has gained a reputation as a key interpreter of more unusualand challenging works. Pianist Tzimon Barto is one of America's foremost pianists,and has enjoyed a close musical collaboration withChristoph Eschenbach for 25 years. "... it's the teeming richness of the whole that overwhelms,and Eschenbach and his players had the measure of themusic's vast perspectives." (Evening Standard)
 Commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the UnitedStates Declaration of Independence, Olivier Messiaen's Descanyons aux etoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) wasinspired by the composer's tours around Utah's magnificentlandscapes. The work's unusual instrumentation creates a texture thatevokes the majesty and loneliness of the landscape, as wellas it's inhabitant birds with astonishing effect. This recording presents a rare opportunity to hear a worknot available extensively on record and infrequentlyperformed live. Recorded in concert at Royal Festival Hall on 2 November2013, as part of Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noiseyear-long festival of 20th c. music, inspired by Alex Ross'sbestselling book of the same name. Christoph Eschenbach, a champion of 20th - 21st c. music,has gained a reputation as a key interpreter of more unusualand challenging works. Pianist Tzimon Barto is one of America's foremost pianists,and has enjoyed a close musical collaboration withChristoph Eschenbach for 25 years. "... it's the teeming richness of the whole that overwhelms,and Eschenbach and his players had the measure of themusic's vast perspectives." (Evening Standard)
854990001833
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Des Canyons Aux Etoiles

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Format: CD
Label: LPO
Rel. Date: 03/10/2015
UPC: 854990001833

Des Canyons Aux Etoiles
Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Format: CD
New: In Stock $16.98
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DISC: 1

1. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: I. Le Desert
2. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: II. Les Orioles
3. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: III. Ce Qui Est Ecrit Sur Les Etoiles
4. IV. Le Cossyphe D'heuglin
5. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: V. Cedar Breaks Et Le Don De Crainte
6. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: VI. Appel Interstellaire
7. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: VII. Bryce Canyon Et Les Rochers Rouge-Orange

DISC: 2

1. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: VIII. Les Ressuscites Et Le Chant De L'etoile Aldebaran
2. IX. Le Moqueur Polyglotte
3. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: X. La Grive Des Bois
4. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: XI. Omao, Leiothrix, Elepaio, Shama
5. Des Canyons Aux Etoiles …: XII. Zion Park Et La Cite Celeste

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 Commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the UnitedStates Declaration of Independence, Olivier Messiaen's Descanyons aux etoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) wasinspired by the composer's tours around Utah's magnificentlandscapes. The work's unusual instrumentation creates a texture thatevokes the majesty and loneliness of the landscape, as wellas it's inhabitant birds with astonishing effect. This recording presents a rare opportunity to hear a worknot available extensively on record and infrequentlyperformed live. Recorded in concert at Royal Festival Hall on 2 November2013, as part of Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noiseyear-long festival of 20th c. music, inspired by Alex Ross'sbestselling book of the same name. Christoph Eschenbach, a champion of 20th - 21st c. music,has gained a reputation as a key interpreter of more unusualand challenging works. Pianist Tzimon Barto is one of America's foremost pianists,and has enjoyed a close musical collaboration withChristoph Eschenbach for 25 years. "... it's the teeming richness of the whole that overwhelms,and Eschenbach and his players had the measure of themusic's vast perspectives." (Evening Standard)
        
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