Tom Winpenny - Messiaen: Les corps glorieux, I-20 & Messe de la Pentecôte, I-36
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:19 min | 220 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Olivier Messiaen was a towering figure in 20th-century music, and for many years he considered Les Corps glorieux the favourite of his own works. It is recognised as the pinnacle of his pre-war organ compositions, vividly depicting the themes of resurrection through deeply expressive symbolism, life and death struggles and ecstatic joy. Ten years later the Messe de la Pentecôte marked a departure in style, drawing on Messiaen's liturgical improvisations and crystallising his latest rhythmic and serial techniques and use of birdsong into a ground-breaking masterpiece.