Poèmes pour Mi

Poèmes pour Mi

Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine

Music CD - 2017 | French
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Publisher: Seattle, WA : Seattle Symphony Media, [2017]
Copyright Date: ℗2017
Branch Call Number: CD G MESSIAE
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (59:26) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
plastic,metal,4 3/4 in.
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Mar 08, 2018

The Seattle Symphony, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, continues its award-winning series of CDs of modern French composers, here supplemented by soprano Jane Archibald, the Northwest Boychoir, and two instrumental soloists. This is sensuous music, full of rich chords (often with unexpected dissonances that paradoxically add beauty, “like a bee in a flower” in Messiaen’s own words), meandering melodies, and in the second piece, literal birdsongs played on the piano (the instrument that probably sounds least like a bird!). The modernist Stravinskyan edge has been subsumed into a post-Debussy lusciousness. There is at the same time a religious holiness to the sound. The first piece is a collection of religious/love songs; the second more obviously “sacred” but still couched in the terms of sensuality (Messiaen has gotten the point of the Song of Solomon.) The listener may at first be confused by this duality (and by the “spooky” sounds of the Ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument that sounds close to a Theramin), yet further listens reveal the “big picture” of it all. In this context, that “Theremin” sound is merely part of the delicious texture. All in all, I recommend this highly.

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