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Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works - Jennifer Bate

Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works - Jennifer Bate

Catalog Number: UK600
Label: Treasure Island Music
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $34.99

Categories: Box Sets, Instrumental Music
Classical Periods: 20th Century

Composers: Olivier Messaien
Performers: Jennifer Bate

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

The Complete Organ Works

Jennifer Bate, organ

Treasure Island Music is the new owner of the Unicorn Kanchana catalogue and the first title to be released by Treasure Island is the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in definitive performances, endorsed by the composer, by world-renowned organist, Jennifer Bate. These recordings have been unavailable for several years and return in attractive 6 CD Box set slim-line packaging.

Jennifer is famous for her interpretation of modern and romantic music. In particular, she enjoys a unique reputation as a world authority on the French composer, Olivier Messiaen, and was his organist of choice. Indeed, she may claim the honor of being the Messiaen player of her generation. He said of her playing: ‘Jennifer Bate is an excellent organist, not only for her virtuosity, but also for her musicianship and sensitivity in choosing her timbres. She is a really accomplished musician who loves what she plays and knows how to make others love it too.’ Jennifer enjoyed a close artistic association and friendship with both Olivier Messiaen and his wife, Yvonne Loriod, throughout their lives.

CD 1
La Nativite du Seigneur
Le Banquet Celeste
Apparition de L’Eglise eternelle
Total time: 71.50
Recorded in 1980/1

CD 2
L’Ascension
Les Corps Glorieux
Total time: 74:39
Recorded in 1982

CD 3
Messe de la Pentecote
Livre d’Orgue
Total time: 75.31
Recorded in 1980/1

CD 4
Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte-Trinite
Total time: 78.19
Recorded in 1980/1

CD 5
Diptyque
Verset pour la Fete de la Dedicace
Livre du Saint Sacrement (Movements 1-8)
Total time: 78.18
Recorded in 1987

CD 6
Livre du Saint Sacrement (conclusion)
Total time: 74.40
Recorded in 1987

Instruments
CDs 1-4, CD 5 (tracks 1&2) Grandes Orgues de la Cathedrale Saint Pierre, Beauvais
CD 5 (tracks 3-10), CD 6 Grandes Orgues de L’eglise de la Sainte-Trinite, Paris

Production and engineering: Bob Auger
Music published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie
Originally recorded for Unicorn Kanchana