Olivier Latry - Olivier Messiaen: Complete Organ Works 6 CD Box Set (2002) (LOSSLESS MP3)

Olivier Latry - Olivier Messiaen: Complete Organ Works 6 CD Box Set (2002) (LOSSLESS MP3)

Artist: Olivier Latry
Title Of Album: Olivier Messiaen: Complete Organ Works
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Genre: Classical
Quality: APE (Image+.cue)/MP3
Bitrate: Lossless/320 kbps
Total Time: 07:27:00 min
Total Size: 1,24 Gb/990 mb
BBC Review
Bach and Messiaen are the two most important composers for the king of instruments. If you think of Bach's greatest organ works as constructing a cathedral of sound, then Messiaen's masterpieces are the stained glass in the cathedral, catching, changing and transforming light as it enters the sacred space - illuminating the interior, sending the spirit soaring beyond the confines of the stone.
"The stained-glass windows magnify the light, one of God's first creations, but the organ brings to the church something similar to light that yet surpasses it: the music of the Invisible. It is the wondrous overture to the Beyond..."
Messiaen's own words, and his ambassador here, Olivier Latry (the organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris) agrees, telling us that Messiaen's image reaches its fullest realisation in this cathedral, with the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ on the west wall, halfway between heaven and earth, and the huge medieval rose window just above it. Add Messiaen's organ music, says Latry, and the cathedral resounds with the meeting between the music, the instrument, and what he calls 'its jewel-case of stone'.
You can hear what he means; the atmosphere has been caught as well as the instrument, and we're invited to take a seven-and-a-half hour journey through the life, works and Catholic faith of the 20th century's greatest composer for organ, beginning with Le banquet céleste - written when Messiaen was a 19-year old student, spending the summer on his aunt's farm - to his last great organ cycle over half a century later: Livre du Saint Sacrement.
There's sometimes a degree of spiritual nervousness about approaching Messiaen's music; do you need to share his all-consuming faith to fully appreciate his art? Well, no...it's actually possible simply to revel in the extraordinary sounds he makes, his intimate understanding of the instrument he wrote for and the colours and textures he could draw from it.
But...how much more you get from the music when you know the foundations: the faith, the rituals, the plainchant (and the birdsong!), most of all Messiaen's sixty-year commitment to his post of parish organist at Saint-Trinité in Paris, a proper working organist's job (albeit with the fringe benefit of one of the finest Cavaillé-Coll organs known to man).
The sleeve notes are enormously helpful here, and they echo the spirit of this whole project: respect and commitment, exactly the same qualities Messiaen showed in his music, and his faith. Plus of course that all-important touch of inspiration, which makes this canon of work extraordinary, and also lifts some of Latry's performances, particularly of the large-scale works such as the Messe de la Pentecôte, into a special category.
Occasionally it feels as though respect wins over excitement; some of the biggest opportunities for exuberance and exhilaration are reined in just when you want Latry to give the instrument its head and allow all those glorious colours to explode into the huge space of Notre Dame...but that's more than compensated for by his intuitive understanding of Messiaen's world, a world which in large part he shares. --Andrew McGregor
Disc 1
1. Apparition De L'eglise Eternelle
2. La Nativite Du Seigneur I. La Vierge Et L'enfant
3. La Nativite Du Seigneur II. Les Bergers
4. La Nativite Du Seigneur III. Desseins Eternels
5. La Nativite Du Seigneur IV. Le Verbe
6. La Nativite Du Seigneur V. Les Enfants De Dieu
7. La Nativite Du Seigneur VI. Les Anges
8. La Nativite Du Seigneur VII. Jesus Accepte La Souffrance
9. La Nativite Du Seigneur VIII. Les Mages
10. La Nativite Du Seigneur IX. Dieu Parmi Nous
Disc 2
1. Le Banquet Celeste
2. Offrande Au Saint Sacrement
3. Diptyque
4. Les Corps Glorieux I. Subtilite Des Corps Glorieux
5. Les Corps Glorieux II. Les Eaux De La Grace
6. Les Corps Glorieux III. L'ange Aux Parfums
7. Les Corps Glorieux IV. Combat De La Mort Et De La Vie
8. Les Corps Glorieux V. Force Et Agilite Des Corps Glorieux
9. Les Corps Glorieux VI. Joie Et Clarte Des Corps Glorieux
10. Les Corps Glorieux VII. Le Mystere De La Saints Trinite
Disc 3
1. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite I. Le Pere Des Etoiles
2. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite II. Dieu Est Saint
3. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite III. La Relation Reelle En Dieu Est Reellement Identique A L'essence
4. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite IV. Dieu Est
5. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite V. Dieu Est Immense - Dieu Est Eternel - Dieu Est Immuable...
6. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite VI. Dans Le Verbe Etait La Vie Et La Vie Etait La Lumiere...
7. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite VII. Le Pere Et Le Fils Aiment, Par Le Saint-Esprit, Eux-Memes, Et Nous
8. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite VIII. Dieu Est Simple - Les Trois Sont Un
9. Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite IX. Je Suis Celui Qui Suis
Disc 4
1. Prelude
2. Verset Pour La Fete De La Dedicace
3. Monodie
4. L'ascension I. Majeste Du Christ Demandant Sa Gloire A Son Pere
5. L'ascension II. Alleluias Sereins D'une Ame Qui Desire Le Ciel
6. L'ascension III. Transports De Joie D'une Ame Devant La Gloire Du Christ Qui Est La Sienne
7. L'ascension IV. Priere Du Christ Montant Vers Son Pere
8. Messe De La Pentecote I. Entree (Les Langues De Feu)
9. Messe De La Pentecote II. Offertoire (Les Choses Visibles Et Invisibles)
10. Messe De La Pentecote III. Consecration (Le Don De Sagesse)
11. Messe De La Pentecote IV. Communion (Les Oiseaux Et Les Sources)
12. Messe De La Pentecote V. Sortie (Le Vent De L'esprit)
Disc 5
1. Livre D'orgue I. Reprises Par Interversion
2. Livre D'orgue II. Piece En Trio (Pour Le Dimanche De La Sainte Trinite)
3. Livre D'orgue III. Les Mains De L'abime (Pour Les Temps De Penitence)
4. Livre D'orgue IV. Chants D'oiseaux (Pour Le Temps Pascal)
5. Livre D'orgue V. Piece En Trio (Pour Le Dimanche De La Sainte Trinite)
6. Livre D'orgue VI. Les Yeux Dans Les Roues (Pour Le Dimanche De La Pentecote)
7. Livre D'orgue VII. Soixante-Quatre Durees
8. Livre Du Saint Sacrement I. Adoro Te
9. Livre Du Saint Sacrement II. La Source De Vie
10. Livre Du Saint Sacrement III. Le Dieu Cache
11. Livre Du Saint Sacrement IV. Acte De Foi
12. Livre Du Saint Sacrement V. Peur Natus Est Nobis
13. Livre Du Saint Sacrement VI. La Manne Et Le Pain De Vie
Disc 6
1. Livre Du Siant Sacrement VII. Les Ressuscites Et La Lumiere De Vie
2. Livre Du Siant Sacrement VIII. Institution De L'eucharistie
3. Livre Du Siant Sacrement IX. Les Tenebres
4. Livre Du Siant Sacrement X. La Resurrection Du Christ
5. XI. L'apparition Du Christ Ressuscite A Marie-Madeleine
6. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XII. La Transsubstantiation
7. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XIII. Les Deux Murailles D'eau
8. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XIV. Priere Avant La Communion
9. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XV. La Joie De La Grace
10. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XVI. Priere Apres La Communion
11. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XVII. La Presence Multipliee
12. Livre Du Siant Sacrement XVIII. Offrande Et Alleluia Final

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