OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992): 3 mélodies for Soprano and Piano, La mort du nombre for Soprano, Tenor, Violin and Piano, Vocalise for Violin and Piano, Chants de terre et de ciel for Soprano and Piano, Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano.

Catalogue Number: 10K068

Label: Atma

Reference: ACD2 2564

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: And even more rare material here: the nine-minute cantata La mort du nombre from 1930, whose opposition between "Fear" (the tenor and the piano) and "Hope" (the soprano and the violin) bathes in a Debussian Impressionism also with influences of Massenet. It reaches a sublime, ecstatic conclusion which looks forward in spirit, if not in style, to his mature works inspired by his beloved Catholicism. French-English texts. Suzie Leblanc (soprano), Lawrence Wiliford (tenor), Laura Andriani (violin), Robert Kortgaard (piano).

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