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Among them, 2 sets stand out: messiaen edition from warner classics/erato and the current set messiaen complete edition from deutsche grammophon
Some pieces demand virtuosic technique: if you can't play 16th notes at 200 (per quarter note) in cadenzas and florid passages, don't even try messiaen except in your own sound-proof practice room!yvonne loriod's outstanding performance can be found in warner's messiaen edition alluded above
The major drawback of the set, though, is that it does not include messiaen's only opera saint françois d'assise, which is included in dg's complete edition in a superb performance conducted by kent nagano, with an outstanding (dream) cast led by josé van dam's saint françois
One significant benefit from the completeness itself is that the whole is more than a collection of individuals