Messiaen

Barbara Hannigan, Bertrand Chamayou

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Soprano Barbara Hannigan and pianist Bertrand Chamayou unite to record the vocal music of Olivier Messiaen, presenting his two major song cycles from the 1930’s.

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Existing in both the sensual and sacred realms, the Poèmes pour Mi are inspired by the precious relationship of Messiaen and “Mi” – the nickname of his first wife; violinist and composer Claire Delbos.

Chants de terre et de ciel also emerges from Messiaen’s marriage to Delbos, written just after the birth of their son, Pascal. Both cycles oscillate between hypnotic meditation and ecstatic songs of love, supported by Messiaen’s intense spiritual faith. Inspired by Messiaen’s words, “It is a glistening music we seek…”,

Hannigan and Chamayou delve into the composer’s complex language to reveal a natural and flowing music, whose roots extend from the earth upwards to a shimmering realm.

As a final work on the album, Hannigan and Chamayou included a rarely performed “scena” of Messiaen: La Mort du nombre (1929) is a dialogue between two souls, in which they are joined by the Canadian tenor Charles Sy and the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang.


Barbara Hannigan, Soprano
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano

Guest Musicians (Track 16)
Charles Sy, Tenor
Vilde Frang, Violin

Tracklist

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1.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel: No. 1 Bail avec Mi (pour ma femme)
03:36
2.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel: No. 2 Antienne du silence (pour le jour des Anges gardiens)
01:48
3.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel: No. 3 Danse du bébé-pilule (pour mon petit Pascal)
05:41
4.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel: No. 4 Arc-en-ciel d'innocence (pour mon petit Pascal)
05:06
5.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel: No. 5 Minuit pile et face (pour la mort)
04:12
6.
Chants de Terre et de Ciel: No. 6 Résurrection (pour le jour de Pâques)
04:11
7.
Poèmes pour Mi Premier Livre: No. 1 Action de grâces
05:58
8.
Poèmes pour Mi Premier Livre: No. 2 Paysage
02:03
9.
Poèmes pour Mi Premier Livre: No. 3 La Maison
01:21
10.
Poèmes pour Mi Premier Livre: No. 4 Épouvante
02:33
11.
Poèmes pour Mi Deuxième Livre: No. 1 L'épouse
01:42
12.
Poèmes pour Mi Deuxième Livre: No. 2 Ta voix
02:58
13.
Poèmes pour Mi Deuxième Livre: No. 3 Les deux guerriers
01:25
14.
Poèmes pour Mi Deuxième Livre: No. 4 Le collier
03:08
15.
Poèmes pour Mi Deuxième Livre: No. 5 Prière exaucée
02:37
16.
La mort du Nombre
10:12

Total time: 00:58:31

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Release DateMay 24, 2024

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