L'amour et la foi

L'amour et la foi

Vocal Music by Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)

Many people go through life without having the faintest inkling of Messiaen’s music, but there is a before and after for all those who have tasted his extraordinary soundscapes. One is no longer the same person, and one wants to have more. It is like a Babette’s Feast of music, both exclusive and exotic, yet utterly spontaneous and embracing a universe of colors and rhythms, human, divine and even extra-terrestrial.

Three of Messiaen’s most passionate vocal masterworks are presented on the current program, from the visionary Trois petites liturgies de la Présence divine (Three Small Liturgies of the Divine Presence) (1934), the popular O sacrum convivium! (1937) and the extraordinary – and extraordinarily difficult – Cinq Rechants (Five Refrains) (1948).

The internationally renowned choir conductor Marcus Creed is joined for this all Messiaen program by the three of Denmark’s greatest musical treasures: The Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Vocal Ensemble and The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, in addition to internationally acclaimed soloists Marianna Shirinyan (Piano) and Thomas Bloch (ondes Martenot). An essential disc featuring some of the most hypnotically beautiful and transcendent music of the last century.

Reviews

December 6, 2018

Native DSD, Choral music and DSD fans, you’ll eat this one up.

Craig Zeichner is the Associate Director of Marketing and Copy at Carnegie Hall.

January 31, 2016

Opus Klassik, (NL)

Siebe Riedstra

January 12, 2016

Kristeligt Dagblad (DK) 5 stars

Peter Dürrfeld

December 30, 2015

Klassik.com (Germany)Solitär

Dr. Matthias Lange

October 31, 2015

Opera News

William R. Braun

September 30, 2015

Choir & Organ (UK)(4 stars)

Philip Reed

September 15, 2015

5 Star review in Holland Magazine Volkskrant

Frits van der Waa

August 31, 2015

“VI” (Sweden)

“VI” (Sweden)

July 31, 2015

Music web International (2. Review) I am particularly taken with their account of O sacrum convivium! Likewise, when I want to wallow in the Trois petites liturgies I will turn to this new recording.

Leslie Wright

July 9, 2015

Gapplegate (UK)The album gives me joy. I imagine it will do the same for you.

Grego Applegate Edwards

June 30, 2015

JC Klassiks, Denmark,

John Christiansen

May 31, 2015

BBC Music Magazine: (UK)The music is truly extraordinary

Christopher Dingle