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CategoryClassical, Chamber Music/Recitals, 20th Century Period, Modern, Variations, Quartet, Theme & Variations


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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees by Gould Piano Trio was released Jul 29, 2008 on the Chandos label. Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees contains a single disc with 15 songs.


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Composers on Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees CD : Olivier Messiaen
Ensembles on Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees CD : Gould Piano Trio
Genres on Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees CD : Quartet, Theme & Variations, Variations
Performers on Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees CD : Benjamin Frith (Piano), Lucy Gould [violin], Robert Plane


Detailed Work Information Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees



1. Les Offrandes oubliées, méditations symphoniques, for orchestra (also a piano reduction), I/5a,b  (8:46)
   Composer  Olivier Messiaen (Composer) (1908 - 1992)
   Performer  Benjamin Frith [Piano] (Piano)
   Date Written  1930
   Period  Modern
   Country  France
   Venue  Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England
   Notes  Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (06/02/2007-06/03/2007)
 
2. Theme and Variations, for violin & piano, I/10: Thème. Modéré -  (9:36)
   Composer  Olivier Messiaen (Composer) (1908 - 1992)
   Performer  Lucy Gould [Violin] (Violin)
Benjamin Frith [Piano] (Piano)
   Genre  Theme & Variations / Variations
   Date Written  1932
   Period  Modern
   Country  France
   Venue  Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England
   Notes  Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (06/02/2007-06/03/2007)
 
3. Theme and Variations, for violin & piano, I/10: Première Variation. Modéré -  (47:11)
   Common Name  Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps For Violin Cello Clarinet & Piano
   Composer  Olivier Messiaen (Composer) (1908 - 1992)
   Performer  Robert Plane (Clarinet)
   Genre  Quartet
   Date Written  1940-1941
   Ensemble  Gould Piano Trio
   Period  Modern
   Country  France
   Venue  Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England
   Notes  Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (06/02/2007-06/03/2007)
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1Les offrandes oubliees
Benjamin Frith
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2Theme And Variations: Theme: Modere -
Lucy Gould
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3Theme And Variations: Variation 1: Modere -
Lucy Gould
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4Theme And Variations: Variation 2: Un Peu Moins Modere -
Lucy Gould
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5Theme And Variations: Variation 3: Modere, Avec Eclat -
Lucy Gould
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6Theme And Variations: Variation 4: Vif Et Passionne -
Lucy Gould
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7Theme And Variations: Variation 5: Tres Modere
Lucy Gould
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8Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Robert Plane
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9Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Robert Plane
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10Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Robert Plane
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11Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Robert Plane
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12Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Robert Plane
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13Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
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14Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
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15Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees There’s nothing quite so exciting as hearing a piece of music for the first time, but it’s also very stimulating to discover fresh interpretations of familiar works. Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees Such is the case with Olivier Messiaen’s “Les Offrandes oubliées,” which up till now has existed solely in orchestral form. This new Chandos disc presents the premiere recording of the composer’s version for solo piano, and the differences are as profound as they are intriguing. The orchestral recordings are, of course, glorious in and of themselves. Yet, to my ear, the austerity of the piano version better integrates the composition’s ferocious middle section, with its abrupt shift of mood and tempo. The piece just seems to flow with a stronger organic unity scored for piano. If this stripped-down version sacrifices some of the emotional sound and fury of its orchestral incarnation, it generates a much more intimate and reflective mood. It’s not for me to say which arrangement is superior, merely to note that both have their own particular strengths. For Messiaen fans, the piano version is a must-have, if only to make their own comparisons. This disc also presents two other famous Messiaen pieces, “Theme and variations” and “Quartet for the end of time. ” There are no surprises regarding instrumentation, but the Gould Piano Trio (joined by clarinetist Robert Plane for the “Quartet”) manages to put its own interpretative stamp on the music. Again, this is a subjective response, but these musicians seem to privilege the lyrical impulses in these compositions slightly above their dissonant elements. I have several other versions of these pieces in my collection, and they tend to exhibit a bit cooler emotional temperature. This is not to imply that the Gould Piano Trio isn’t tuned in to the more atonal side of Messiaen’s aesthetic, but it does seem a bit more diligent in channeling the warmer sound colors in the composer’s palette.
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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees I can't say whether this is the best performance available of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time - there are quite a few out there - but I found it a powerful experience and I doubt if anyone coming new to the work will be disappointed. All four musicians play superbly, whether it's Plane's smooth but never sugary clarinet tone, Frith's just-right chords, or the string players' expressiveness. The 2 other works on this disc aren't mere fillers.
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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps; Theme et variations; Les Offrandes oubliees Product Details



CD Universe Part number7691530
LabelChandos
Orig Year6/30/2008
Discs1
Release DateJul 29, 2008
Recording Time1:8


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