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    solo, piano, most, american and every.
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  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 15.4% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 21 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 19 2020.
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I used to live in the Southwest and Messiaen captures the abundance and loneliness of the desert.

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I once had Esa-Pekka Salonen's interpretation of Des Canyons Aux Etoiles, but it seemed rather shrill and percussive. After rea...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I once had esa-pekka salonen's interpretation of des canyons aux etoiles, but it seemed rather shrill and percussive.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    These came together in the figure of st.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The piece divides symmetrically into three sections of 5 movements, then 2, then 5 again.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Between them are movements evoking other landscapes - the desert that is such a feature of the western states at the opening, for example; movements filled with his beloved birdsong, two of which are for piano solo alone; movements that relate through the communicable language alphabet he developed in his previous work, the `meditations sur le mystere de la saint trinite', to his religious visions; and a staggering solo horn movement at the beginning of part 2, the `appel interstellaire' or interstellar call, that makes massive technical demands of the soloist as it reaches for the stars.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And roger muraro, the pianist, is second to none throughout and particularly in his solo movements - and that's saying something when he's up against the competition of yvonne loriod, the composer's wife, for whom the part was originally written.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Indeed, in both sound and performances, these cds see off their rivals handsomely.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I can only recommend that people listen to this work several times, and really, really listen.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The first movement titled the desert bring a quote by the philosopher ernest hello which i found all the meanings of messiaen's music.

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