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Paavo Järvi, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich perform: L'Ascension, Le Tombeau Resplendissant, Les Offrandes Oubliées and Un Sourire. Release date 25 October 2019. Alpha. ASIN: B07X5GD5DG

Tom Winpenny performs Meditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité.
Naxos 8573979.

Tamara Stefanovich performs Canteyodjaya and works by
Ives, Bartok and Bach. Pentatone ASIN: B07MCXWQHM


Connections - The music of Olivier Messiaen and his students.Matthew Odell, piano.
Albany Records. ASIN:B07MM6PGNT

This recording pairs three works by Messiaen with works by Tristan Murail, Pierre Boulez, and Michel Merlet.  Odell worked with Boulez and Merlet on this repertoire and is giving world-premiere recordings of the Merlet pieces.
Messiaen: Cloches d'angoisses et larmes d'adieu, Petites esquisses d'oiseaux, Regard de l'Esprit de joie
Murial: Cloches d'adieu et un sourire. Boulez: Douze notations. Merlet: Jeu de quartes, Passacaille et fugue (world-premiere recordings)   


THE COMPLETE VÉGA RECORDINGS 1956-1963 BY Yvonne Loriod   
Works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Aleniz, deFalla  Berg, Webern, Schoenberg,
Henze, Boulez, Barraqué, Stravinsky and Messiaen.
13 CDs album. Decca UPC 00028948170692

Charles Chaynes - Piano Concerto (1967 World Premier)
Yvonne Loriod with the ORTF Chamber Orchestra
Radio broadcast, France. Kipepeo Publishing. ASIN: B06Y286DZ7



First recording of Les Fauvettes de l'Hérault - Concert des garrigues (reconstructed by Roger Muraro - see below) Harmonia Mundi - HMM905304 together with Debussy's Études as part of the Debussy Centenary Edition.

Fauvettes de L'Hérault - concert des garrigues - (work reconstructed by Roger Muraro)
At the turn of the 1960s, Olivier Messiaen left unfinished the composition of a great concerto that he could have titled Les Oiseaux de l'Hérault. The work, for piano, several soloists and orchestra, was to respond to an official commission for the centenary of Claude Debussy, in 1962.

The trip to Japan by Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod in the summer of 1962 disrupted the development of this concerto. The fascination that Messiaen had for this country inspires him indeed Sept Haïkaï for piano solo and small ensemble. Undoubtedly pressed by the deadlines, he resumed and adapted some of the themes of the concerto, to Sept Haïkaï. It is by mixing songs of birds of Japan and some of southern France that the composer would pay tribute to Debussy.

If the first works found in the concerto propose a too brief orchestration, the score of the piano solo, on the other hand, is magnificent, brilliant and among the most daring of this period. Based on birds' notes taken in 1958 in the Hérault, the work reveals new songs, including the improvisations of a stunning polyglot Hypolaïs and warblers who compete with virtuosity.

Taking again the indications of structure left by the author, Fauvettes de l'Hérault - garrigue concert is the title I chose to give to the piece for piano alone, among those evoked by Messiaen in the manuscripts of the concerto.
I thank the Fondation Olivier Messiaen and the BnF for their unfailing support of my work. (Roger Muraro)

Tokyo naturally imposed itself for the world premiere. Roger Muraro performed Fauvettes de l'Hérault - concert of the garrigues for piano solo, at Toppan Hall, on June 23, 2017, underlining in fact the close links between this new work and Sept Haïkaï.

New recording of Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus by Martin Helmchen.


New recording of Catalogue d'Oiseaux by Ciro Longobardi.
Piano Classics PCL10155

Turangalila Symphonie Yutaka Sado (Conductor), Tonkünstler-Orchester, Roger Muraro (Piano), Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot)
Tonkünstler (Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs-)ASIN: B07FT6JMQ9

Saint Francois d'assise: Sylvain Cambreling / Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, E. Barath, Le Texier, Bronder, P.Addis, etc (2017 Stereo) (4 CD). here.


Auditorium de Lyon 
From June 17 to 23, 2019
The International Organ Competition Olivier-Messiaen is open to organists from all over the world under 30 years of age. It will take place in 4 rounds including 3 public competitions, which will be held in Lyon, from June 17 to 22, 2019.  The registration form will be available online on October 15, 2019. More details here.


Messiaen: Couleurs de la Cité Céleste. Bruckner: Symphony No.8
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle.
The London Symphony Orchestra's Couleurs de la Cité Céleste (with Aimard as soloist)
was recorded live at the Barbican in April 2016 and is released on the orchestra's own label.
Available Format: DVD Video + Blu-ray


South African pianist Benjamin Fourie performs Messiaen's Huit Préludes alongside compositions by fellow South African composers Étienne van Rensburg and (British born) Malcolm Dedman. Benjamin Fourie performed the South African premiere of Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus and it is with great regret that Benjamin passed away soon after the release of this CD. Enquiries and purchase:


The Gillian Weir Messiaen Prize
will be awarded annually for the next 10 years for the best performance by a student at Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of a work or works by French composer Olivier Messiaen.

During her illustrious international career, Dame Gillian has been particularly renowned for her performances of Messiaen’s organ music; she made the first commercial recording of the complete works, gave the UK première from the composer's manuscript of the ‘Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité’, and has written, lectured and broadcast extensively on his music.

Concerning the gift, she spoke of her admiration of the work being done in the Conservatoire’s Organ Department and congratulated them on their glowing international reputation. The award was facilitated by Conservatoire organ tutor Henry Fairs, whose own career has also included complete performances of the composer’s music.

Daniel Moult, the current Head of Organ Studies, commented:
“All of us in the Organ Department are honoured and delighted that Dame Gillian should aid our students in such a generous and palpable way. Many young musicians are in need of every conceivable financial assistance, and this prestigious prize will be much coveted and appreciated for years to come in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.”

Part of Birmingham City University, the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a unique contemporary building, incorporating five public performance spaces including a new 500 seat concert hall for orchestral training and performance, a purpose-built organ studio and private rehearsal and practice rooms. Furthermore, as the first purpose built conservatoire in the UK since 1987, the £57 million institution which opened last year is the only one of its kind in the country designed for the demands of the digital age.
The Organ Studio at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, for example, houses a Eule Pipe organ with extensive plans for additional new instruments, and features overhead performance lighting and a Dante audio network for flexible location recording purposes.
The venue has a distinctive shape and tranquil atmosphere created by natural light flooding onto the pale wood of the interior. It is completely flexible in terms of the set-up and layout of the performance area and audience seating.
Meanwhile, organ music plays a vital role in the life of the city of Birmingham, with regular recitals given by City Organist Thomas Trotter and guests on the Town Hall’s historic instrument by William Hill and Symphony Hall’s Klais organ. Birmingham is also home to the libraries of the Royal College of Organists and the British Institute of Organ Studies.

The first Gillian Weir Messiaen Prize competition will take place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire later this year, with the winner awarded £1,000.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Catalogue d'Oiseaux.
Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard kicks off his exclusive engagement to PENTATONE with a recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux (1956-1958). The pianist had intimate ties to the composer himself and his wife, Yvonne Loriod, for whom Messiaen wrote the Catalogue. This is a truly pioneering and groundbreaking recording of Messiaen's masterpiece. Pierre-Laurent brings extraordinary naturalism to the music and his sonic painting takes the playing to another level of virtuosity. An incredible achievement. The luxurious CD box set contains an accompanying bonus DVD, on which Aimard shares his vast knowledge of and love for Messiaen’s work from behind the piano. PENTATONE PTC 5186 670


: Jean-Rodolphe Kars performsVingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus. Recorded live by Dutch radio at a concert in the Kleine Zaal of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on 30 April 1976
There have been many Messiaen pianists of note to perform and record his music during the last half-century, not least thanks to the composer’s generosity as a teacher of both the technical and spiritual aspects of his music, which go hand in hand as they do for very few others. Save for Messiaen’s second wife Yvonne Loriod, however, none of those pianists can claim so direct and profound an understanding of the composer and his music as Jean-Rodolphe Kars. This makes the present issue of a hitherto unreleased recording of the Vingt Regards all the more significant:.
By 1976, Kars had pursued a concert career of note for almost a decade, having been a finalist in the 1966 Leeds International Piano Competition and taken first prize in the 1968 Olivier Messiaen competition. In 1981 he ended his official career as concert pianist and entered the priesthood, becoming Père Jean-Rodolphe Kars. Since 1986 he has been Chaplain of Paray-le-Monial, a town in the Burgundy region of France.

The MESSIAEN FOUNDATION, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, instructed AIDA (Agence Iséroise de Diffusion Artistique) to develop the artistic project of the Maison Messiaen, the composer's summer retreat in Petichet, France where he worked and listened to the birds singing, in the heart of a sensitive natural area in Matheysine.

The Olivier Messiaen Foundation was formed to preserve and cherish the work of Olivier Messiaen, one of the major composers of contemporary music in France in the twentieth century.
The Olivier Messiaen Foundation was created in 1995 under the aegis of the Fondation de France by his widow Yvonne Loriod Messiaen 3 years after the death of her husband.
The foundation will enable the creation of a museum, concerts, master classes etc. at Petitchet in the Isère region of France and also contribute to the conservation of manuscripts, works annotations and belongings. Much of these documents have already been entrusted to the National Library of France (BNF). The Foundation also supports young composers and pianists, as well as researchers or authors dedicated to the work of Olivier Messiaen.

The Olivier Messiaen Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, told the BNF all manuscripts, archives, scores, records, books, photographs and objects collected by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) and his wife Yvonne Loriod Messiaen (1924-2010), be held at the BNF forthwith.

Messiaen himself had already given some documents in the 50's and others had been filed by Yvonne Loriod Messiaen after 1992.
Nearly two hundred fifty linear meters of documents (manuscripts of his works, letters, books, photographs, sound recordings, programs) have now joined the departments of
Music and Audiovisual in the National Library of France.
The material will be gradually made available to researchers, musicians, music lovers worldwide.


Forthcoming Concerts and Events

My heartfelt and sincere thanks go to Dennis Davis and Jens Müller for their continued and tireless contribution to the 'forthcoming concerts and events' section.

Messiaen 2008
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Olivier Messiaen Organ Works
Willem Tanke
One can not be grateful enough for the way one of the greatest composers of the 20th century contributed to the organ tradition.
This playlist is a work in progress, i.e. it will include Messiaen's complete organ works in due time, also for educational purposes.
Visit Willem's Official site for more interesting projects on Messiaen's organ works including 'Olivier Messiaen and the Cave of Forgotten Sounds'
This project presents movements of Livre du Saint Sacrement interspersed wth responses and improvisations by Willem one of which is a tribute to Claire Delbos:
In Memoriam Claire Delbos.

***Messiaen world premiere at the BBC Proms 2015
thanks to Birmingham Conservatoire academic***

Christopher Dingle, Professor of Music at Birmingham Conservatoire, has devoted much of his professional career to studying Messiaen.
The new piece Un oiseau des arbres de Vie will most likely be the last mature orchestral work to emerge from the catalogue of one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. The composition was previously intended for Messiaen’s final completed orchestral work Éclairs sur l’Au-Delà… (1987-91) and contained his familiar signature ‘Bien’ indicating the movement was complete.
The movement lasts about four minutes and the material comes from Messiaen’s transcription of the song of the Tui, a New Zealand bird. A keen ornithologist, all of Messiaen’s music from the 1950s onwards includes birdsong, while much of his music expresses his Catholic faith.

Christopher Dingle’s research on the piece was supported by the French Music Research Hub at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, and he drew on over 20 years’ study of Messiaen’s oeuvre to fully realise the three-stave score.
He said: “From everything we know of Messiaen, it is almost certain that he would have used this movement in another work had he lived longer – it is too good a piece to discard. I am hugely excited about hearing the piece, and this is likely to be the last premiere of a complete mature orchestral movement by Messiaen.

“Birdsong was a fascination of his throughout his life, but he became more rigorous and scientific in his approach from the 1950s onwards. He filled many manuscript books with birdsong notations, and much of it was done in the field, but he also used recordings, working the birdsong into his compositions.
“His use of birdsong is much more sophisticated than any other composer in terms of the species he represented, the interpretation of song, and the notation. He regarded birds as God’s musicians, almost like angels.”

Un oiseau des arbres de Vie is a challenging piece. The orchestra is very large, the woodwind section including seven flutes and eight clarinets, while there is also plenty of tuned and unpitched percussion, and multiple changes of tempo.
Dingle added: “It’s fast and furious, with the song flying around the instruments and continually punctuated by a punchy gesture for the whole orchestra. I think it will be breath-taking for the audience and leave the conductor and orchestra breathless!”

The world premiere of Olivier Messiaen’s Un oiseau des arbres de Vie took place on 7 August at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.
It was performed by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Nicholas Collon.


5 January 2019 13.00 Nobuaki Fukukawa, French horn performs Des canyons aux étoiles: Appel interstellaire. Wigmore Hall, London. UK.

7 January 2019 19.30 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Visions de l'amen. BrucknerHaus, Linz, Austria.

10 January 2019 8pm Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Marin Alsop, Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano, Nathalie Forget Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, USA.

11 January 2019 8:15pm Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Marin Alsop, Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano, Nathalie Forget Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Music Center AT Strathmore, Baltimore, USA.

11 January 2019 20.00 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Visions de l'amen. Philharmonie Luxembourg.

11 - 15 January 2019 Meetingpoint Music Messiaen e.V. in Görlitz. Concerts, talks and lectures and performance of Quatuor pour la fin du temps on the site where the first performance took place. There will also be the premiere of a commissioned work by Tristan Murail named "Stalag VIII A" Full details here.

11 January 2019 at 19:30, soprano Kristina Bachrach and pianist Daniel Anastasio will perform Messiaen’s Chants de terre et de ciel at Next Stage in Putney, Vermont, USA.Details here.

12 January 2019 7pm Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Marin Alsop, Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano, Nathalie Forget Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, USA.

12 - 13January 2019 19.30 Concerto Budapest perform Hymne, au Saint Sacrement. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall, Budapest, Hungary.

13 January 2019 3pm Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Marin Alsop, Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano, Nathalie Forget Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Music Center AT Strathmore, Baltimore, USA.

13 January 2019 20.00 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Visions de l'amen. Philharmonie, Essen, Germany.

15 January 2019 19.00 Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs L'Alouette-lulu and La Chouette hulotte. Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, Russia.

16, 17, 18 January 2019 19:30 Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Paavo Jarvi. Les offrandes oubliées,  Le tombeau resplendissant. Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, Switzerland.

18-19 January 2019 8pm Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cond. Susanna Mälkki, Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano, Cynthia Miller Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA.

20 January 2019 15:00 Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Susanna Makki,cond. Jean-Yves Thibaudet,piano, Ondist TBA. perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Segerstrom Center for the Arts Concert Hall, California, USA.

21 January 2019 19:30 Saleem Ashkar, Piano performs Prélude. Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457, Germany

24 January 2019 19:30 Chichester Chamber Concert - Matthew Hunt & Friend. Matthew Hunt, Clarinet, Alina Ibragimova, Violin, Louise Hopkins, Cello, Alasdair Beatson, Piano. Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time).Assembly Room, ChichesterUK.

25 January 2019 20.00 Hans-Ola Ericsson, organ performs Livre du Saint Sacrement: Les deux murailles d'eau. Elbphilharmonie: Großer SaalPlatz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457, Germany

26 January 2019 16.00 Saint François d'Assise Musical Director, Johannes Harneit, Director Karsten Wiegand, Stage, Bäbl Hohmann, Costumes, Andrea Fisser, Video, Roman Kuskowski. Cast and muscians TBA. Darmstadt Theatre, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany.

30 January 2019 19:30 Adam Laloum, Piano Raphaëlle Moreau, Violin Yan Levionnois, Cello Paul Meyer, Clarinet perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps.
Église de Rougemont, Gstaad Bern Switzerland.

30 January 2019 13.10 Matthew Schellhorn, piano performs music by Messiaen. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK.

2 February 2019 20:00 Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ingo Metzmacher, conductor Cédric Tiberghien, Piano, Nathalie Forget, Ondes Martenot perform Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine. Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany.

2 February 2019 19.30 Veronika Eberle, violin and Christian Ihle Hadland, piano perform Theme et Variations pour violin et piano. Beethoven-HausBonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

5 February 2019 19.00 Stefan Jackiw, Violin Jay Campbell, Cello Orion Weiss, Piano Yoonah Kim, Clarinet perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Church of the Intercession: Crypt 550 W 155th St, New York City, New York10032 USA.

7 - 8 - 10 February 2019 20:00 - 20.00 - 18.00 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Ingo Metzmacher, conductor Cédric Tiberghien, Piano, Nathalie Forget, Ondes Martenot perform Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine. Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457 Germany.

8 February 2019 19.30 Scottish Ensemble, Gabriela Montero, piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus. Glasgow Royal Concert Hal lGlasgow, ScotlandG2 3NY, UK

10 February 2019 19.30 Scottish Ensemble, Gabriela Montero, piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus. Eden Court Theatre Inverness, ScotlandIV3 5SA, UK

12 February 2019 13.00. Thomas Gould , violin and Huw Watkins, piano perform Le Merle noir. West Road Concert Hall 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP, UK

12 February 2019 19.30 Scottish Ensemble, Gabriela Montero, piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus.Queen's Hall EdinburghScotlandEH8 9JG,

13 February 2019 13.00 Thomas Gould , violin and Huw Watkins, piano perform Le Merle noir.Wigmore Hall, London, UK

13 February 2019 19.30 Scottish Ensemble, Gabriela Montero, piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus. Perth Concert Hall (Horsecross)Perth, ScotlandPH1 5HZ, UK

14 February 2019 8pm Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Cond. Kent Nagano, Jenny Daviet Sopran, perform
Poèmes pour Mi. Residenz Herkulessaal Munich, Germany.

14 February 2019 20:00 National Orchestra Belgium, Hugh Wolff, conductor Kit Armstrong, Piano, perform Oiseaux exotiques. Cultuurcentrum, Hasslet, Belgium. 15 February 20:00. Bozar Main Hall, Brussels, Belgium.

15 February 2019 8pm Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Cond. Kent Nagano, Jenny Daviet Sopran, perform
Poèmes pour Mi. Residenz Herkulessaal Munich, Germany.

15 February 2019 13.00 Thomas Gould , violin and Huw Watkins, piano perform Le Merle noir. St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich, UK.

15 February 2019 19.30 Scottish Ensemble, Gabriela Montero, piano perform, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps. Kings Place: Hall One 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG,UK

15 February 2019 19.30 Rembrandt Chamber Players perform, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Tim.The Cliff Dwellers 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd FlChicagoIllinois60604, USA

15 February 2019 20.00 Hugh Wolff & Kit Armstrong, National Orchestra of Belgium perform, Oiseaux exotiques.Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR): Henri le Boeuf Concert Hall Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels, Brussels CapitalB1000, Belgium

17 February 2019 15.00. Rembrandt Chamber Players perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). Music Institute of Chicago: Nichols Concert Hall1490 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL, Evanston, Illinois60202, USA.

18 February 2019 19.30 Steven Osbourne, piano performs Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus. Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457, Germany

22 February 2019 13:00 Les Sonores de France. Adam Walker, Flute Alasdair Beatson, Piano perform Vocalise-Étude ,Le Merle noir. Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London, UK.

24 February 2019 20.00 Iveta Apkalna, organ performs Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus. Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457, Germany

26 February 2019 20.00 Jason Hardink,  Piano performs  Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus: La Parole toute puissante, Noël, Regard des anges, Le baiser de l'enfant Jésus, Regard de l'esprit de joie. Carnegie Hall, New York, USA.

27 February 2019 13.10 Matthew Schellhorn, piano performs music by Messiaen. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK.

4 - 7 March 2019 A tribute to Olivier Messiaen with concerts, lectures, classes open to instrumentalists and composers, and guest artists including two outstanding figures from the French music scene: the pianist Florent Boffard and the composer Alain Louvier.Athens Conservatoire, Greece Full details here.

4 March 2019 20.30 Roma Tre Orchestra Ensemble perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time).Teatro Palladium piazza Bartolomeo Romano 8, Rome, Lazio, 00146, Italy

6 March 2019 20.00 Ensemble Modern Sir George Benjamin cond, perform Sept Haikai. The Roundhouse, London, UK.

9 March 2019 20.00 Ensemble Modern Sir George Benjamin cond, perform Sept Haikai. Philharmonie Bischofsgartenstraße 1, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia50667, Germany

10 March 2019 20.00 Ensemble Modern Sir George Benjamin cond, perform Sept Haikai. Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457, Germany.

11 March 2019 20.00 Roger Muraro (Piano) Fanny Robilliard (violin), Raphaël Perraud (Cello) & Patrick Messina (Clarinet) perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time).
Auditorium St-Pierre-des-Cuisines #Toulouse (31). Booking:

17 March 2019 16.00 Thomas Lacote, titular organist at La Trinité in Paris performs excerpts from Les Corps Glorieux and "life for God of the resurrected" an adaptation, for organ of the "Oraison" from "Fêtes des belles eaux" for Ondes Martenot, with an new title and a biblical epigraph. Messiaen thought to include it into the cycle of "Les Corps glorieux" (the manuscript of the piece was discovered in the manuscript of "Les Corps glorieux") but then changed his mind, probably because, he adapted it for cello and piano in his "Quatuor pour la fin du temps". This well-known piece takes on the organ at La Trinité a very particular and intense expressivity, very different from the Ondes and the cello/piano versions.La Trinité Place d'Estienne d'Orves 75009 Paris, France. 

19 March 2019 19.00 Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Sylvain Cambreling cond. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano perform Sept Haikai. Kioi Hall 6-5 Kioi-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0094, Japan

20 March 2019 20:00 Julien Libeer, piano Sarah Laulan, mezzo soprano perform Harawi. Concertgebouw Brugg: Chamber Music Hall. Holland.

21 March 2019 19.30 Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School cond. Charles Cole perform O sacrum convivium. Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square Sloane StreetLondon SW1X 9BZ, United Kingdom

21 March 2019 19.30 Maximiliano Martín, Clarinet performs L'Abîme des Oiseaux. Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, UK

22 March 2019 19.30 Maximiliano Martín, Clarinet performs L'Abîme des Oiseaux. City Halls, Glasgow, UK

22 March 2019 14.30 Roderick Chadwick and Daniel-Ben Pienaar discuss Yvonne Loriod's two complete recordings of Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux. Museum Piano Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK.

26 March 2019 19.00 Gould Piano Trio,. Robert Plane, Clarinet, perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). Cardiff University Concert HallCardiff, WalesCF10 3EB, UK

28 March 2019 19.00 Peter Donohoe, Piano performs works by Messiaen, Mozart and Ravel. Cathedral School: Cedars Hall, Wells. UK

29 March 2019 8:00pm Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cond. Susanna Mälkki, Roger Muraro piano, Cynthia Millar Ondes Martenot, perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Auditorium Radio France, Paris. France

29-30 March 2019. Warsaw Philharmonic Orch. cond. Eiji Oue perform Concert a Quatre. Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw. Poland.

31 March - 1 April 2019 12.00. Anna Niebla soprano and Eric Ledesma Barceló piano perform Trois Mélodies. Fundación Juan March Calle de Castelló, 77, Madrid, 28006 Spain

5 April 2019 19.00 George Benjamin Universum presents music by Messiaen. Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal, Hamburg, Germany.

6 April 2019 21.00 Mariangela Vacatello and Marie Vermeulin Piano perform Petites esquisses d'oiseaux and works by Harvey and Scriabin.
La Scala Paris, 13 boulevard de Strasbourg
, Paris, Île-de-France75010, France.

7 April 2019 at 20:15 Master Pianists Series: Hannes Minaar, piano performs Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus: Première communion de la Vierge: Le baiser de l'enfant Jésus : Regard de l'esprit de joie. Concertgebouw: Main Hall, Amsterdam Holland.

10 - 11 - 12 April 2019 Paavo Jarvi, Conductor Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich perform L'Ascension. Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, Switzerland.

14 April 2019Paavo Jarvi, Conductor Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich perform L'Ascension. Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland.

14 April 2019 11.30 Alexandra Dariescu performs Prélude no. 1: La colombe Prélude no. 7: Plainte calme and Prélude no. 8: Un reflet dans le vent. Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore StreetLondon, W1U 2BP, UK

14 April 2019 16.00. Stanichka Dimitrova violin, Vasko Dukovski clarinet, Adrian Daurov cello, Spencer Myer piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). Brooklyn Public Library: Dweck Auditorium10 Grand Army Plaza, New York City,USA.

17 April 2019 21.30 Orquestra Classica de Espinho, Coro Feminino de EPME, cond Pedro Neves, Jonathan Ayesrt piano, Thomas Bloch Ondes Martenot perform Trois Petites Liturgies de La Présence Divine.Igreja Matriz de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal, Espinho, Portugal

20 April 2019 18.00 Caroline Sidney Louis soprano, Isabel Puente piano perform works by Messiaen. Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca Paseo del Huécar, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha16001, Spain.

29 April 2019 8pm Rozalia Szabo flute, Masumi Sakagami piano perform Le merle noir. Semperoper, Dresden, Germany.

30 April 2019 8pm Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Cond. Kent Nagano, Jean-Philippe Collard piano, perform Oiseaux exotiques. Maison symphonique de Montreal, Montreal. Canada.

3 May 2019 Julliard Orchestra, David Robertson conductor. Cynthia Millar (Ondes Martenot) pianist Tengku Irfan perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA.

5 May 2019 2:30pm Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Cond. Kent Nagano, Jean-Philippe Collard piano, perform Oiseaux exotiques. Maison symphonique de Montreal, Montreal. Canada.

14 May 2019 19.15 Ensemble 360 perform Le Merle noir (Flute & Piano). Crucible Theatre Studio, Sheffield. UK.

15 May 2019 19.30 Daniel Ottensamer, Clarinet David McCarroll, Violin Clemens Hagen, Cello Stefan Mendl, Piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Konzerthaus: Mozart Saal, Vienna.

17 May 2019 20.30 Jean-Paul Gasparian, piano performs Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (extraits). Auditorium de la Fondation Louis Vuitton: 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, Île-de-France75116, France.

18 May 2019 17.30 Philip Scriven, organ performs Messe de la Pentecôte. St Albans Cathedral, UK

23 May 2019 12.30 Martin Helmchen performs Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (extraits) Auditorium du Louvre Cour Napoléon et Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France75058,France

24 May 2019 13:00 Alice Sara Ott & Friends perform works by Messiaen. Alice Sara Ott, Piano, Nemanja Radulovi?, Violin Andreas Ottensamer, Clarinet Kian Soltani, Cello. Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London , UK.

24 May 2019 20.30 Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Klaus Mäkelä Conductor perform Les offrandes oubliées.Centre Méridien: Le Parvis Route de Pau, Ibos, Occitanie65420, France

25 May 2019 20.00 Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Klaus Mäkelä Conductor perform Les offrandes oubliées. Halle aux Grains1 Place Dupuy, Toulouse, Occitanie31000, France

25 May 2019 16.30 Norwegian Chamber Orchestra Terje Tønnesen, Director perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps.Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stenhammarsalen, Gothenburg.

25 May 2019 15.00 Pre concert Talk 15.30 concert 1 - 20.00 concert 2. Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Drake Gallery, University Museum and Art Gallery Hong Kong University, Pokfulam HK.

25 -26 May 2019 Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Catalogue d'oiseaux, complete over 4 concerts in Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen, Germany.Full details here.

30 May 2019 19.30 Sa Chen, piano performs Regrad de l'esprit de joie (Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus). Victoria Concert hall, Singapore.

8 June 2019 19:30pm Dresdner Philharmonie, Cond. Karina Canellakis, perform Hymne au Saint-Sacrement. Kulturpalast Dresden, Germany.

1 June 2019 20.00. Christoph Eß, French Horn performs Des canyons aux étoiles: Appel interstellaire. Kiliansdom Domstraße 43, Wurzburg, Bavaria97070, Germany

7 June 2019 19.30 Stephen Gosling performs Prélude no. 8: Un reflet dans le ven. Libbey Bow l205 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CaliforniaCA 93023-2736, United States

8 June 2019 19.30 Dresden Philharmonic cond. Karina Canellakis perform Hymne au Saint Sacrement. Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden germany.

9 June 2019 11:00 Dresdner Philharmonie, Cond. Karina Canellakis, perform Hymne au Saint-Sacrement. Kulturpalast Dresden, Germany.

14 June 2019 20.15 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Vladimir Jurowski, cond. perform Oiseaux exotiques. Concertgebouw Main Hall, Amsterdam, Holland.

19-20 June 2019 NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Paavo Järvi, Conductor, Roger Muraro, Piano, Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla Symphonie. Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

23-24 June 2019 Elisaveta Blumina, Piano Joanna Kamenarska-Rundberg, Violin Rupert Wachter, Clarinet Thomas Tyllack, Cello perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal, Hamburg Germany.

23 June 2019 11.30 Andrew Tyson, piano performs Vingt Regards sur L'enfant-Jésus: Le baiser de l'enfant Jésus. Wigmore Hall, Wigmore St. London.UK

30 June 2019 19.30 Philharmonia Britannica Peter Fender perform L'Ascension. St Mark's Church, Primrose Hill St Mark's Square Prince Albert Road, LondonNW1 7TN,

7 July 2019 20.00 Ensemble Azahar perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Bantry House, Bantry, Ireland.

12 July 2019 21.30 Anna Lapwood, organ performs Vocalise -Etude and Messe de la Pentecote. Cheltenham College Chapel, Cheltenham, UK.

12 July 2019 13.15. Mimi Doulton, Soprano Dominic Degavino, Piano perfom Chants de terre et de ciel. St Bride's Church, Fleet Street London. UK.

16 July 2019 19.30 Australian Chamber Choir performs O sacrum convivium.St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square, LondonWC2N 4JJ UK

18 July 2019 18.00 Hans-Ola Ericsson, Organ performs Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité, for solo organ
(Le Fils, Verbe et Lumière)
.St Albans Cathedral, St AlbansUK.

20 July 2019 20.00 Daniil Trifonov performs Vingt Regards sur L'enfant-Jésus: Le baiser de l'enfant Jésus. Eglise de VerbierVerbier, Valais1936, Switzerland

26 July - 4 August 2019 Pour les Oiseaux - Festival MESSIAEN au Pays de la Meije.

Full details to follow here.

27 July 2019 5.30pm. Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine/Jean-Francois Heisser  Jean-Frederic Neuburger, piano perform Des Canyons aux etoiles...Centre Marcel Pagnol, Festival International de Piano La Roque d'Antharon, France

28 July 2019 7.30 BBC PROMS. BBC Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo conductor Martin Owen horn David Hockings, Alex Neal percussion Nicolas Hodges piano perform Des canyons aux étoiles … Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

28 July 2019 17.30 Florent Boffard performs Le courlis cendré (Catalogue d'oiseaux).Salle des Fêtes Marcel Pagnol,La Roque d'Antharon, France.

30 July 2019 9:00 pm Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano, performs Catalogue d´Oiseaux. Philharmonie Berlin. Germany.

2 - 3 August 2019  20.00 Steven Osborne, piano performs Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (Nos 1, 8, 14, 19, 10).Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK.

2 August 2019 20.30 Europa Galante perform Le Merle noir.Maretsch Castle Via Claudia De' Medici, 12, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige39100, Italy

4 August 2019 18.00 Roger Muraro performs Les Fauvettes de l'Hérault and Catalogued'oiseaux. Églie de La GraveLa Grave, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur05320, France

17 August 2019 Starting 09.00. Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Catalogued'oiseaux. Ravello Festival, Italy. Full details here.

30 August 2019 21.00 Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Catalogued'oiseaux. Philharmonie: Großer Saal1 Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin, D10785, Germany

09 September 2019 19.30. London Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Sir Simon Rattle performs Éclairs sur l’Au-Delà … Lucerne Festival. Switzerland.

11 September 2019 8:00 pm Berliner Philharmoniker, Cond. Sir Simon Rattle, perform Eclairs sur l´Au de là. Philharmonie Berlin. Germany.

13 September 2019 16:00 Thierry Escaich organ, perform Le banquet celeste. Laurenschurch Rotterdam, Netherlands.

13 September 2019 20:15 Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, Cond. Valery Gergiev, perform L'Ascension. De Doelen, Rotterdam Netherlands.

15 September 2019 19.00. London Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Sir Simon Rattle performs Éclairs sur l’Au-Delà …Barbican Centre, London.UK.

26 September 2019 18.00 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Eggen perform L'Ascension. Oslo Cathedral Karl Johansgt. 11, Oslo, 0154, Norway

26 September 2019 20.00 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano performs Catalogue d'oiseaux: extracts. World Conference Center: Saal New York, Bonn Germany.

18 October 2019 8:00pm Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cond. Myung-Whun Chung perform Quatuor pour le fin de temps. Auditorium Radio France, Paris, France.

18 October 2019 20.00 Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon Daniele Rustioni perform Les offrandes oubliées. Opéra Nouvel1 Place de la Comédie, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes69001, France

20 October 2019 17.00 Mädchenkantorei, Freiburger Münsterorchester, cond Martina van Lengerich, Alfonso Gomez, piano, Fabienne Martin, Ondes Martenot perform Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine. Freiburger Münster, Germany.

24 - 25 October 2019 Boston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Susanna Maalkki perform “Alleluia on the trumpet, alleluia on the cymbal” from L’Ascension. Symphony Hall Boston, USA.

26 October 2019 14.15 Arthur Jussen and Lucas Jussen, pianos perform Visions de l'Amen. Concertgebouw: Main Hall Concertgebouwplein 10, Amsterdam, North Holland1071 LN, Netherlands.

25 October 2019 22.00 Gweneth Ann Rans,sop and Simon Lepper, pno perform Harawi. St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford, UK.

31 October 2019 19.00. Steven Osborne, Piano performs Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus. Recital Hall Musashino Cultural Foundation, Japan

6 November 2019 19.30. Steven Osborne, Piano performs Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

8 November 2019 20.15 Cora Burggraaf mezzo-soprano and Thomas Beijer, Piano perform Trois Mélodies.Concertgebouw: Recital HallAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

8 November 2019 18.30. Steven Osborne, Piano performs Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus. Cambridge Music Festivall. Fitzwilliam College Auditorium,University Of Cambridge, Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG UK

8-9 November 2019 7.30pm. Kerry Yong performs Catalogue d'Oiseaux (complete). Cafe Oto, London UK.

10 November 2019 14.30 Tamara Stefanovich, piano performs works by Messiaen. Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Milton Court Hall Silk Street, BarbicanLondonEC2Y 8DT, UK

11 - 12 November 2019 Turangalila Symphonie in Mannheim Germany. More details to follow.

11 November 2019 19.30 James Lisney, piano Michael Whight, clarinet, Joy Lisney, cello, Emma Lisney, violin perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps. 1901 Arts Club7 Exton Street, Waterloo, LondonSE1 8UE,UK

11 November 2019 13.05. Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo-soprano, Joseph Havlet, piano perform Harawi. St John's Smith Square London, UK.

16 November 2019 18.00 L'Orchestre National de Lyon (France), under the direction of Susanna Malkki, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot perform Turangalia-Symphonie. Grande Salle Auditorium, Lyon, France.

23 November 2019 14.15 Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor), Long Yu, cond. performs O sacrum convivium! Concertgebouw: Main Hall Concertgebouwplein 10, Amsterdam,1071 LN, Netherlands.

29 November 2019 8:00pm Elbphilharmonieorchester Hamburg, Cond. Carlos Miguel Prieto, perform Le tombeau resplendissant. Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Germany.

29 November 2019 8:00pm Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Cond. Mario Venzago, perform Hymne au Saint-Sacrement. Philharmonie Berlin. Germany.

30 November 2019 14.15 Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Ryan Wigglesworth, cond. performs Chronochromie.Concertgebouw: Main Hall Concertgebouwplein 10, Amsterdam, North Holland1071 LN, Netherlands.

30 November 2019 Turangalila Symphonie in Lüneburg, Germany. More details to follow.

30 November 2019 18.00 NHKSO, Masato Suzuki perform Les offrandes oubliées. NHK Hall, Jinnan 2-2-1 Tokyo, Japan.

1 December 2019 15.00 NHKSO, Masato Suzuki perform Les offrandes oubliées. NHK Hall, Jinnan 2-2-1 Tokyo, Japan.

3 December 2019 19.30 Ensemble Connect performs Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Carnegie Hall: Weill, New York City, USA

13 December 2019. 20.15 Ralph van Raat performs Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus. Orgelpark Foundation, 1054 JK Amsterdam, Netherlands

13 December 2019. 18.00 Ian Pace performs Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus. City University, London UK.

18 December 2019  8:00pm   Olivier Latry, organ, perform Parts from La Nativitè de Seigneur. Auditorium Radio France, Paris, France.

19 December 2019 13.05 David Titterington, organ performs La Nativitè de Seigneur. St John's Smith Square, London, UK

19 December 2019 19.30 Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips perform O sacrum convivium. St John's Smith Square, London, UK


9 February 2020 09.30 Dudok Quartet perform Oraison (arr. David Faber). Musiekgebouw Small Hall Amsterdam, Netherlands.

9 February 2020 14:30 Thomas Lacôte, organ, perform Messe de la Pentecôte.Auditorium Radio France, Paris, France.

13 February 2020 19.30. Igor Levit and Markus Hinterhäuser, pianos perform Visions de l'Amen. Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Milton Court Hall Silk Street, BarbicanLondonEC2Y 8DT, UK

14 15 16 February 2020 Orquesta Nacional de España cond. Diego Martín Etxebarria perform Hymne au Saint Sacrement. Auditorio Nacional de Música. Madrid, Spain.

15 February 2020 8:00pm Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cond. Kent Nagano, Choir Radio France perform Trois petites Liturgies de la présence divine. Auditorium Radio France, Paris, France.

15 February 2020 8:00pm Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Cond. Michael Francis, perform Zion Park et la cite celeste from Des Canyon aux étoiles…, Jugendstilfesthalle, Landau. Germany.

16 February 2020 7:30pm Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Cond.Michael Francis, perform Zion Park et la cite celeste from Des Canyon aux étoiles…. Pfalzbau Konzertsaal  Ludwigshafen. Germany.

22 February 2020 16.00. BBC Singers cond. Ragnar Rasmussen perform O sacrum convivium! St. Giles Cripplegate, London, UK

23 February 2020 19.30. Wayne Marshall,organ performs Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité du Seigneur). Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA

5 March 2020 19.30 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano performs Le Merle bleu (Catalogue d'oiseaux). Royal Festival Hall, London.UK.

14 March 2020 Orquesta Nacional de España cond. Diego Martín Etxebarria perform Les offrandes oubliées. Auditorio Nacional de Música. Madrid, Spain.

18-19 March 2020 8:30pm Orchestre de Paris, Cond. Hannu Lintu, Cedric Tiberghien piano, Cynthia Millar Ondes Martenot perform Turangalîla-Symphonie. Paris Philharmonic, Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, France.

19 March 2020 8:00pm Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Jun Märkl, perform Les offrandes oubliées. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, USA.

19 March 2020 7:30pm Nadine Contini violin, Christoph Korn clarinet, Peter Albrecht cello, Anano Gokieli piano, perform Quatuor pour le fin de temps.  Silent green Kulturquartier Berlin. Germany.

20 March 2020 7.30pm SFCM Chamber Orchestra, cond. Steven Schick perform Des Canyons aux étoiles... Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA.

21, 23 March 2020 Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Roger Muraro, piano Nathalie Forget, Ondes Martenot cond. Marc Albrecht perform Turangalila Symphonie. Concertgebouw: Main Hall Concertgebouwplein 10, Amsterdam, North Holland1071 LN, Netherlands

25 March 2020 8:00pm Liesbeth Schlumberger, organ, perform L'Ascension. Auditorium Radio France, Paris, France.

29 March 2020 7:30pm  Zurich University of the Arts Orchestra, Cond. Pierre-Andre Valade, perform Les offrandes oubliées. Tonhalle Maag Zurich, Switzerland.

19 April 2020 18.00 Anna Prohaska, soprano Julius Drake, piano perform Harawi - chant d'amour et de mort: Bonjour toi, colombe verte. Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin Germany

24 April 2020 Tamara Stefanovich, piano, performs works by MESSIAEN. King's Place, London, UK.

2 May 2020  17:00pm Michael Schönheit, organ, perform Le banquet celeste, Les magesfrom La Nativitè de Seigneur. Great Hall, Gewandhaus Leipzig,  Germany.

10 May 2020 17:00 Isabelle Weilbach-Lambelet violin, Michael Reid clarinet, Anita Lenzinger cello, Benjamin Engeli piano, perform Quatuor pour le fin de temps. St. John's Church on the Limmatplatz, Zurich, Switzerland.

16, 21, 23 May 2020 17.00 Hamburg State Opera cond. Kent Nagano perform Saint François d'Assise. Full cast and details here.Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg, 20457, Geremany.

23 May 2020 11.00. Claire Dassesse, violin, Benoît Willmann, Clarinet, Olivier Morel, cello, Deborah Lee, piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps.Batiment des Forces Motrices - Salle Theeodore Turrettini, Geneve, Switzerland.

23 May 2020 8:00pm Korbinian Altenberger violin, Christopher Corbett clarinet, Samel Lutzker cello, Lukas Maria Kuen piano, perform Quatuor pour le fin de temps. Max-Joseph-Saal Munich, Germany

24 May 2020 18:00pm Korbinian Altenberger violin, Christopher Corbett clarinet, Samel Lutzker cello, Lukas Maria Kuen piano, perform Quatuor pour le fin de temps.  Protestant Academy Tutzing,Germany.

26 27 28 May 2020 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal cond. Kent Nagano, Yuri Favorin, Piano Ondist TBA. Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine. La Maison Symphonique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

3 June 2020 20.00 Isabelle Faust, Violin Jörg Widmann, Clarinet Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello Pierr-Laurent Aimard piano perform Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Palau de la Música, Barcelona Spain.

9 June 2020 Peter O'Hagan performs Le baiser de l'enfant Jésus; Regard de l'esprit de joie from Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus. Purcell Room, SBC, London UK

19 June 2020 8pm Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Cond. Stefan Blunier, performL'Ascension.  Liederhalle Stuttgart, Germany.

25 -26 June 2020 8:00pm SWR Symphonieorchester, SWR Vokalensemble, WDR Rundfunkchor, Christine Ott Onde Martenot, Christoph Grund piano, Cond. Eliahu Inbal, perform perform Trois petites Liturgies de la présence divine. Liederhalle Stuttgart. Germany.

27 June 2020 7:30pm SWR Symphonieorchester, SWR Vokalensemble, WDR Rundfunkchor, Christine Ott Onde Martenot, Christoph Grund piano, Cond. Eliahu Inbal, perform perform Trois petites Liturgies de la présence divine. Rosengarten Mannheim. Germany.

28 June 2020 7:00pm SWR Symphonieorchester, SWR Vokalensemble, WDR Rundfunkchor, Christine Ott Onde Martenot, Christoph Grund piano, Cond. Eliahu Inbal, perform perform Trois petites Liturgies de la présence divine. Konzerthaus Freiburg.Germany.

26 18.00 28 June 15.00. 1 -3 July 18.00 and 5 July 15.00. 2020. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, cond. Jonathan Nott perform Saint François d'Assise. Full cast and details here. Grand Theatre, Geneva, Switzerland

Turangalîla Symphonie. Norddeutscher Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester. Hans Rosbaud cond. Yvonne Loriod, piano Jeanne Loriod Ondes Martenot.
Live recording from the Musikhalle, Hambourg on 28th April 1958. Forgotten Records fr1219.



80 years of the Orchestre National de France 8CD Box set. Conductors: Andre Cluytens, Georges Pretre, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy, Ozawa et al. Composers: Various but includes the first broadcast of Sept Haikai from the Besancon Festival on 15/9/66 by the orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa with Yvonne Loriod. Label: Radio France ASIN: B00SZ0ONZ0.:4 May 2015

Trois petites liturgies de la Présence divine, O sacrum convivium! Cinq Rechants. Conductor Marcus Creed The Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Vocal Ensemble and The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Marianna Shirinyan (Piano) and Thomas Bloch (ondes Martenot) April 2015 Our Recordings, Catalogue No: 6.220612 UPC: 747313161263.

Le Chant des Ondes. Caroline Martel dir. Format : DVD PAL 96 minutes. Integrating direct cinema, unpublished archives and colorful musical repertoire, the film continues the unfinished dream of the most sensitive electronic musical instruments: the Ondes Martenot in a circle of enthusiasts from France and Quebec who seek to question the mystery. Among them, the son of the inventor, Jean-Louis Martenot, Suzanne Binet-Audet, "The Jimi Hendrix of the Waves" and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. Release date: 20th February 2015.

The eagerly awaited recording of La Fauvette Passerinette by Peter Hill relased by Delphian DCD34141.
La Fauvette Passerinette – a Messiaen world premiere, with birds, homages and landscapes (Messiaen, Stockhausen, Ravel, Anderson, Dutilleux, Sculthorpe, Young, Takemitsu,Murail and Benjamin).
see review Score published by Faber Music.


Jennifer Bate enjoys a unique reputation as a world authority on the French composer, Olivier Messiaen, and was his organist of choice. Unicorn-Kanchana recorded the complete organ works between 1979 and 1981, appearing subsequently on CD. Each volume was heard by Messiaen prior to its final editing; he endorsed every one with enormous enthusiasm. All won international acclaim. Her world première recording of his last masterpiece for organ, 'Livre du Saint Sacrement', had exceptional international success, winning a Grand Prix du Disque. Treasure Island are to be commended on the reissue of these classic recordings on the occasion of her 70th birthday, and are re-releasing all of Jennifer’s Unicorn and Unicorn-Kanchana recordings.Treasure Island Music CD - 6 discs, Scheduled for release on 29 September 2014.

German translation by Almut Rößler.
English translation by Timothy Tikker.

Historic recording Of Turanalîla Symphonie with Manuel Rosenthal, Yvonne and Jeanne Loriod recorded in January 1959. INA Archives available from Qobuz as download.


JOHN MORTON (1930 - 2014)
It is with much sadness that we report the passing of John Morton on the 10th of October 2014.

John was the foremost exponent and virtuoso of the Ondes Martenot in the UK. Taught by Jeanne Loriod,
he himself taught Cynthia Millar and gave guidance to many others.

John’s professional performances on the Ondes Martenot include a production of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1970, starring Mia Farrow and Michael Gambon, at the Royal Albert Hall, several performances of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphonie with the likes of Norman Del Mar, Michel Beroff, Andrew Davis and Jan Latham Koenig and Trois Petite Liturgies de la Presence Divine with Robert Sherlaw Johnson and Nicholas Cleobury.
He has also performed the ‘Trois Turangalila’ movements under the direction of Pierre Boulez as part of a BBC Prom concert.
His work in TV, film and radio included ‘Flambards’ (David Fanshawe) and several advertising ‘jingles’, appearing on the BBC children's show Blue Peter and work with the American film composer Elmer Bernstein, with whom he exchanged Christmas cards.

As well as a fine musician, John worked extensively in theatre throughout his life as a set designer, director and actor, having appeared in a number of repertory companies throughout the UK.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, John worked as a freelance director for Opera North, and took charge of musicals for various amateur and semi-professional companies in the north-east of England. He also played a large part in reviving the fortunes of the Darlington Civic theatre, and was a driving force behind the restoration of the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Almut Rößler.
She died on 13th February aged 82.
Roessler graduated from the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland Music School (now a division of Robert Schumann University of Dusseldorf) and at the Northwest German Music Academy in Detmold. Her teachers have included Michael Schneider at the organ, Hans Richter Haaser at the piano, William Painter in composition and Kurt Thomas in conducting. Further studies followed in Paris with Gaston Litaize.
In 1967 she was the successor of Gerhard Schwarz at the St. John's Church in Dusseldorf, where she worked as a cantor and organist until 1997 and founded "Johanneskantorei". She assumed a teaching position in 1959 at the National School of Church Music and in 1977, was appointmented professor at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Dusseldorf.
Rössler has given concerts throughout Germany, most European countries, the USA, Japan, Korea and Canada performing in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Osaka Symphony Hall in Japan as well as in La Trinité (Paris). She did much to passionately promote the organ music of Messiaen and her recordings are landmarks. Rössler premiered many new works by composers such as André Jolivet, Johann Nepomuk David, Jürg Baur, Kei Kondo, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, Diether de la Motte, Dimitri Terzakis, Gislher Klebe (Concerto for Organ and Orchestra) and Ivana Loudová. Many of these organ works are dedicated to her.
According to her writings, it was thanks to her that Messiaen decided to compose his huge organ work “Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité”. He gave the world premiere in the US but she gave the European premiere in Düsseldorf, in 1972; and, in 1973, the premiere on Messiaen’s organ at the Trinité, Paris. Later, in 1986, she gave the world premiere of " Livre du Saint Sacrement” in Detroit US, in front of a huge public of organists, and, in 1987, she gave the Paris premiere in the house of Radio-France at the organ of La Trinité.



Quartet for the End of Time / TetraGonist Olivier Messiaen / Sven Van De Voorde. Aliud Records ASIN: B00IV7LMX8.

Meditations Sur Le Mystere De La Sainte Trinite. Jon Gillock, organ The Church of the Ascension, New York City.
Raven Records ASIN : B00JWUNO2A

Released on 24 Feb 2014 Gillian Weir recordings on the Royal Festival Hall organ 1966 2CDs. Le Banquet Celeste, Les Corps Glorieux, Apparition de l'Eglise Eternelle, Verset pour la fete de la Dedicace, L'Ascension (extracts). Decca Australian ASIN: B00HT88XMSEloquence

POUR MI. Liv Elise Nordskog, soprano and Signe Bakke, piano. Poemes pour Mi, Trois Melodies and L'Âme en Bourgeon by Claire Delbos. Release in UK 24th February, available now as download. LAWO Classics LWC 1051.

DVD release of Turangalila Symphonie performed by Junge Deutsche Philharmonie conducted by Kristjan Järvi, TamaraStefanovich piano and Thomas Bloch Ondes Martenot. Live recording from Berlin Philharmonic Hall 2012. Available from the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie website.

Turangalila Symphonie : Lintu / Finnish RSO, A.Hewitt(P)Hartmann-Claverie(Ondes Martenot)(Hybrid) . Ondine ODE1251


Meditations sur le Mystére de la Sainte Trinité. Daniel Beilschmidt at the organ of Eglise de la Sainte Trinité, Paris. Genuin ASIN: B00BY0W3VY


Winfried Berger's recording of the complete organ works Messiaen! The seven CDs performed on five major organs in France and Germany recorded over a period of three years. 7 CDs in a slipcase with 48-page booklet. Neuerscheinungen CD 010820

Liszt & Messiaen – Piano Music BIS-CD-1803 | EAN 7318590018033
Franz Liszt: Sancta Dorothea, S. 187; St. François d’Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux, S. 175/1; Consolations, S. 172; Unstern! Sinistre, disastro, S. 208; St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots, S. 175/2
Olivier Messiaen: 6 Petites esquisses d’oiseaux (1985); Cantéyodjayâ (1949). Fredrik Ullén, piano

Turangalila Symphonie with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, Juanjo Mena, Steven Osborne, piano and Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot. Hyperion DISCID: 8312110A. Release date: August 2012.

Prisme: ‘Olivier Messiaen et les années `30’ Anton Doornhein, Hans van Gelder and Arjan Versluis Cavaille-Coll-organ - Ste Trinite - Paris 2 CD plus booklet featuring the organ works of Claire Delbos.
Hans van Gelder and Erik Versluis have produced a major new release focusing on Messiaen and his contempories in the '30s. Three organists (Arjan Versluis, Anton Doornhein and van Gelder himself) perform music by Daniel-Lesur, Jolivet, Langlais, Migot, Dupré, Tournemire, Messiaen and Delbos on this double-CD recorded in Ste Trinité in Paris.
There is also a sumptuous booklet in three languages with interesting articles and stunning photographs about Messiaen and Claire Delbos, his first wife.The booklet also contains articles about Jeune France, Cécile Sauvage, the Eucharist and more. The recording quality is outstanding, capturing every nuance of the Trinité organ with crystaline clarity. Few releases in the past years have come close to the quality of this production and is an absolute must for all French organ enthusiasts and Messiaen aficionados.

Purchase direct from D.E. Versluis at

Presented here is a very special audiophile recording, originally recorded around 1959, of his famous composition "Poèmes pour Mi" - an early song cycle written in 1936, sung here by soprano Lise Arseguest with the composer at the piano. Newly remastered. Essential Media Group ASIN: B0050DOK08.


Joanna MacGregor
Piano Masterclass at The Royal Academy of Music, London

Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant-Jesus (MMF 2-026)
MMF 2-026 1 disc(s) 2 hours 23 minutes
Available from The Masterclass Media Foundation


Two releases from the excellent Prestare label headed by Jolanda Zwoferink.
Henco de Berg presents an all French recital of Vierne, Dupré and Messiaen (Extracts from La Nativite and Livre du Saint sacrement) concluding with seven improvisations on Veni Creator Spititus while Jolanda herself continues her journey though Messiaen's organ works withDiptyque, Offrande au Saint Sacrement, Monodie, Apparition de l'église eternelle and Messe de la Pentecote.
Both artists perform on the grand organ of St Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg which although lacking in some fine kaleidoscopic colouristic detail of Cavaillé-Coll instruments is more than worthy of all these works.
These are impeccably recorded accounts as one has come to expect now from Prestare with attractive and informative booklets and notes. Highly recommended.

Joanna MacGregor, Charlotte Riedijk, Madeleine Mitchell, Christopher Van Kampen, David Campbell
Perform: Harawi - Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus - Quartet for the End of Time
Label: SoundCircus , DDD

In January 2010, Naxos Issued a Digital Release of Paul Jacobs’s Recording of
Messiaen’s Livre du Saint Sacrement on iTunes

See and read full transcript (in French)of the anniversary Mass held in Avignon on 10th December 2008 with the homely read by P. JEAN-RODOLPHE KARS. The mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Avignon, Mgr Jean-Pierre Cattenoz, in the church St Didier, where Messiaen was baptised, 15 days after his birth, on Christmas 1908. During the whole evening, Olivier Latry was at the organ. After the mass, two poems of Messiaen’s mother, Cécile Sauvage, were read, with improvisations at the organ. And finally, “La Nativité du Seigneur”, concluded this memorable celebration.

Read more here.

Read more here.
Apparition of the Eternal Church ~ A film by Paul Festa.
Paul Festa’s award-winning and critically acclaimed first film Apparition of the Eternal Church captures a spectacular confrontation between thirty-one mostly nonreligious artists and the music of French Catholic composer Olivier Messiaen. Faced with the challenge of putting Messiaen’s apocalyptic music into words, listeners including literary critic Harold Bloom, filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell, actor and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Eisa Davis, Tony-nominated drag star Justin Bond (“Kiki & Herb”), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic and the late harpsichord virtuoso Albert Fuller tell a story that ranges from scenes of torture and hellfire to sex and spiritual ecstasy.
OH MY GOD: Messiaen in the Ear of the Unbeliever is based on Paul Festa's award-winning and critically acclaimed film Apparition of the Eternal Church.
The book and movie capture the explosive responses of 31 mostly nonreligious artists to the apocalyptic music of the Christian visionary Olivier Messiaen.


MESSIAEN MAGNIFIED - Banquet pour O by C. Scott Tresham

Banquet pour O is one of the most unique tributes to the work of pre-eminent French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Banquet pour O is based on Messiaen’s own recording of Le Banquet céleste for organ, his first published composition. “I’ve carefully catalogued every duration of every note in that recording” says Tresham, “it’s not simply a case of saying all the quarter notes last this long, all the eighth notes are x number of seconds... many notes that look like they’re the same duration on the page are in fact completely different in Messiaen’s performance.” Each duration is then multiplied so that the entire performance (originally just over seven minutes long) will last 100 minutes. “I’m sure it will take [the audience] a while to adjust to this new level of slow, but once you do you enter a real contemplative state. There’s a whole universe to explore in each one of these sonorities. The experience can actually be euphoric.” Read more

The long awaited 1967 Supraphon recording of Oiseaux exotiques, Réveil des Oiseaux and La Bouscarle
with Yvonne Loriod, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Václav Neumann is released on CD
on the Denon Crest 1000 label COCO73019.

Messiaen's La Nativite du Seigneur with Jennifer Bate
This recording of Jennifer Bate, one of the foremost international organists of our day, playing Oliver Messaien’s La Nativité du Seigneur was made in the magnificent setting of Norwich Cathedral, when a capacity audience gave her virtuoso performance a prolonged ovation.
Messiaen’s religious works for the organ have been compared with those of Beethoven in their greatness for the solo instrument. La Nativité du Seigneur is no exception: its virtuosity embraces a magnificent cycle of nine meditations on the Christmas message.
Bate’s recordings of Messaien’s complete organ works have won international acclaim and many prestigious awards.

Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus performed by Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir. Available direct from Anna.



!!! DVD of Saint François d´Assise!!!
From OpusArte. CAT NO: OA1007D
FORMAT: All Formats
REGIONS: All Regions
RELEASED: 01/03/2009

Messiaen's breathtakingly intense opera on the life of St Francis of Assisi stars Rod Gilfry as the charismatic visionary, beguiled by the glory of creation, yet fearful of both its imperfections and its transience. Pierre Audi's thoroughly engaging production for The Netherlands Opera brings out the naive imagery, the grandeur, and above all the vast tenderness of the resplendent score, revealed as a grandiose ritual with the meaning and purpose of life as its central theme. But the real drama of the work takes place in the orchestra. Elevated to stupendous heights by the sublimely inspired Ingo Metzmacher, The Hague Philharmonic and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera combine
forces with a brilliant cast to produce the finest possible musical pilgrimage. forces with a brilliant cast to produce the
finest possible musical pilgrimage.
The Angel: Camilla Tilling
Saint François: Rod Gilfry
The Leper: Hubert Delamboye
Frère Léon: Henk Neven
Frère Massée: Tom Randle
Frère Élie: Donald Kaasch
Frère Bernard: Armand Arapian

The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Stage Director: Pierre Audi

Messiaen et autour de Messiaen, for Onde Martenot and Piano
ReR OM1 (May 2009 Release)

Works by Olivier Messiaen, Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (1941), Feuillets inédits
Quatrepièces restituées et éditées par Yvonne Loriod- Messiaen. Vocalise-Étude (1935), Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus (1941). N’Guyen- Thien Dao, 2 - Bai Tap (1974) (for onde Martenot and prepared piano) Jacques Charpentier, Suite karnatique (1958) (for onde Martenot solo)and Tristan Murail, Tigres de Verre (1974).

Nadia Ratsimandresy - Ondes Martenot
Matteo Ramon Arevalos – piano and prepared piano

Claude-Samuel Levine new CD of a sequenced version of Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps with Claude-Samuel performing all the parts. Plus works for Ondes Martenot and Piano. More details here



DVD BRL9022 Label: Brilliant Classics
Organ works (2 DVD)
Willem Tanke (Marcussen Organ of the Saint Laurens Church, Rotterdam)

2008 was the centenary of Messiaen’s birth, and this 2 DVD set of a selection of his organ music is a superb introduction for those new to his music and an essential purchase for all organ aficionados. Messiaen wrote in many genres, chamber, orchestral, piano solo, and enriched greatly the organ repertoire of the 20th century. Although Debussy and Ravel influenced his earliest works, (orientalism and famously the songs of birds were life long influences and a source of fascination to him) Messiaen became a significant influence upon avant-garde composers such as Boulez and Stockhausen. You can sample Tanke’s approach to Messiaen, which is influenced by his study of Buddhist faith and philosophy, on YouTube (keywords: Tanke and Messiaen). The technology afforded by DVD allows the listener to view from several angles, including underneath the bench to see Messiaen’s ferociously mobile pedal parts at first feet, as it were. ( Brilliant Classics )

Tanke plays the Marcussen organ in St Laurens Church, Rotterdam
Tanke has recorded the complete organ works of Messiaen for Brilliant Classics on CD, recently reissued in time for Messiaen’s centenary
‘This new set by Willem Tanke is most certainly Messiaenic heaven to me, and has placed the music far closer to my heart than any of the previous sets. This recent release is as close to perfect as I think I will find’ The Organ
Tanke is a specialist in the organ works of Reger, JS Bach and Messiaen. He is also famous as an improviser and champion of contemporary Dutch music. He is a professor of theory and improvisation at Rotterdam Conservatoire

DVD 1 [53:08]
Livre d'orgue
1. Reprises par interversion 6:47
2. Piece en trio 2:40
3. Les Mains de l'abime 9:35
4. Chants d'oiseaux 9:33
5. Piece en trio 8:36
6. Les Yeux dans les roues 1:54
7. Soixante-quatre durees 12:03

DVD 2 [51:12]
1. Adoro te (from: Livre du Saint Sacrement) 4:59
2. Entree (from: Messe de la Pentecote) 4:07
3. Meditation 3 (from: Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte-Trinite) 4:09
4. Meditation 2 (from: Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte-Trinite) 14:06
5. La Resurrection du Christ (from: Livre du Saint Sacrement) 6:23
6. Le Verbe (second part, from: La Nativite du Seigneur) 8:49
7. Les deux murailles d'eau (from: Livre du Saint Sacrement) 8:39

Bonus Track: Willem Tanke counting out loud:
8. Piece en trio, Soixante-quatre durees and Entree 18:56

Recorded: 14,15/05/2007
16:9, PCM Stereo, NTSC, Region All

First recording (European Premiere) of Turangalila Symphonie recorded at Aix-en-Provence Festival on 25th July 1950. Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Télévision Française. Yvinne Loriod piano, Ginette Martenot Ondes Martenot, Roger Dèsormiére conductor.
Part of a 6CD box set from INA Mémoire vive Aix-en-Provence (Festivals 1954-1957) IMV078


7 CD box from Accord
Les Premiers Enregistrements 1956-1962

Olivier Messiaen & Yvonne Loriod & Pierre Boulez & Maurice Le Roux

Visions De L'Amen ~ Cantéyodjayâ ~ Catalogue D'Oiseaux ~ Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps ~ Sept Haïkaï ~ Turangalîla-Symphonie ~ Oiseaux Exotiques ~ Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus


17 CD Box set ORGAN WORKS - PIANO WORKS - SONGS complete Willem Tanke, organ, St. Bavo's Cathedral, Haarlem Peter Hill, piano Ingrid Kappelle soprano Håkon Austbø piano. Brilliant Classics 8949 EAN Code: 5029365894920.

Signum Classics SIGCD126
Matthew Schellhorn (piano)
Soloists of the Philharmonia Orchestra
1. Fantaisie [8.59]

Quatuor pour la fin du Temps
2. Liturgie de cristal [2.37]
3. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [5.04]
4. Abîme des oiseaux [8.21]
5. Intermède [1.48]
6. Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus [7.26]
7. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [6.08]
8. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange ui annonce la fin du Temps [7.21]
9. Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus [6.56]

10. Le Merle noir [6.24]

11. Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes [3.07]

12. Morceau de lecture à vue World Première Recording



This transmission series, was recorded in 1997 for Radio Espérance.  Although these talks are directed to listeners of a Catholic culture they also provide a valuable musicological resource from a man who has experienced Messiaen and his music at first hand.

The files are in MP3 format and available from Maison de l’Emmanuel

Full pdf list of the files here


Latvian pianist Dzintra Erliha plays music by fellow Latvian Lucija Garuta and selections from Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus.




Piano & Organ Music

CD 1 [69:08]
[1]Oiseaux exotiques (1955-56)13:35
Catalogue d’oiseaux(1956-58)
Book 1
[2] Le Chocard des Alpes 8:49
[3] Le Loriot 7:27
[4] Le Merle Bleue 12:31

Book 2
[5] Le Traquet Stapazin 13:12

Book 3
[6] La Chouette Hulotte6:26
[7] L’Alouette Lulu 6:48

CD 2 [81:45]
Book 4
[1] La Rousserolle Effarvatte 27:09

Book 5
[2] L’Alouette Calandrelle 4.27
[3] La Bouscarle 10:13

Book 6
[4] Le Merle de Roche 15:18

Book 7
[5] La Buse Variable 9:02
[6] Le Traquet Rieur 6:52
[7] Le Courlis Cendré 8:39

CD 3 [79:59]
[1] Cantéyodjayâ (1949)12:27
Quatre Etudes de rythme (1949-50)
[2] I Ile de feu I1:59
[3] III Neumes rythmiques 6:35
[4] IV Ile de feu 4:21

Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus(1944)
[5] I Regard du Père 8:02
[6] II Regard de l’étoile 2:35
[7] III L’échange 1:50
[8] IV Regard de la Vierge 6:44
[9] V Regard du Fils sur le Fils 8:36
[10] VI Par Lui tout a été fait 9:12
[11] VII Regard de la Croix 4:28
[12] VIII Regard des hauteurs 2:01
[13] IX Regard du temps 2:28
[14] X Regard de l’Esprit de joie 8:23

CD 4 [73:58]
[1] XI Première communion de la Vierge 7:38
[2] XII La parole toute-puissante 2:32
[3] XIII Noël 3:53
[4] XIV Regard des Anges 4:41
[5] XV Le baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus 12:24
[6] XVI Regard des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages 3:41
[7] XVII Regard du silence 5:39
[8] XVIII Regard de l’Onction terrible 8:33
[9] XIX Je dors, mais mon coeur veille 11:48
[10] XX Regard de l’Eglise d’amour 13:03

CD 5 [63:04]
[1] O sacrum convivium! (1937) 3:55

La Nativité du Seigneur (1935)
[2] I La Vierge et l’Enfant 5:55
[3] II Les Bergers 6:41
[4] III Desseins éternels 6:43
[5] IV Le Verbe 10:29
[6] V Les Enfants de Dieu 4:10
[7] VI Les Anges 3:26
[8] VII Jésus accepte la souffrance 4:17
[9] VIII Les Mages 9:11
[10] IX Dieu parmi nous 8:36

CD 6 [74:47]
[1] I Majesté du Christ 6:37
[2] II Alléluias 7:25
[3] III Transports de joie 4:44
[4] IV Prière du Christ 7:13

[5] Diptyque (1930)11:06

[6] Apparition de l’Eglise éternelle (1932) 9:48

Messe de la Pentecôte (1949-50)
[7] I Entrée (Les langues de feu) 2:24
[8] II Offertoire (Les choses visibles et invisibles) 11:22
[9] III Consécration (Le don de Sagesse) 3:54
[10] IV Communion (Les oiseaux et les sources) 5:59
[11] V Sortie (Le vent de l’Esprit) 3:22

CD 7 [62:56]
[1] Verset pour la fête de la Dédicace (1960) 9:50
[2] Le Banquet céleste (1928, rev.1960) 6:16
Les Corps glorieux: Sept visions brèves de la Vie des Ressuscités (1939)
[3] I Subtilité des Corps glorieux 6:31
[4] II Les Eaux des la Grâce 2:49
[5] III L’Ange aux parfums 7:44
[6] IV Combat de la Mort et de la Vie 13:24
[7] V Force et Agilité des Corps glorieux 3:20
[8] VI Joie et Clarté des Corps glorieux 5:32
[9] VII Le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité 7:03

Jean-Yves Thibaudet - piano (CD 1 track [1])
Robert Sherlaw Johnson - piano (CD 1 tracks [2]-[[7]; CD 2; CD 3 tracks [1]-[4])
John Ogdon - piano (CD 3 tracks [5]-[14]; CD 4)
Simon Preston - organ (CD 5 tracks [2]-[10])
Thomas Trotter - organ (CD 6; CD 7)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (CD 1 track [1])

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge (CD 5 track [1])

Riccardo Chailly (CD 1 track [1])

Decca 7cds 4780353

The Messiaen Edition - 100th Anniversary Set DECCA

Orchestral & Chamber Works, Song Cycle

Turangalîla-symphonie (1946-48) (76:36)
1. I Introduction
2. II Chant d’amour 1
3. III Turangalîla 1
4. IV Chant d’amour 2
5. V Joie du sang des étoiles
6. VI Jardin du sommeil d’amour
7. XII Turangalîla 2
8. VIII Développement de l’amour
9. IX Turangalîla 3
10. X Final

CD2 (76:00)
L’Ascension – Quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre (1932-33) (19:40)
1. I Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père (Très lent et majestueux.
2. II Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel (Bien modéré, clair.
3. III Alléluia sur la trompette, alléluia sur la cymbale (Vif et joyeux.
4. IV Prière du Christ montant vers son Père (Extrêmement lent, ému et solennel.
Cinq rechants (1948)
5. I Modéré - Presque vif
6. II Bien modéré
7. III Lent, caressant
8. IV Très vif
9. V Vif
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (1964)
10. I Des profondeurs de l’abime. Je crie vers toi, Seigneur: Seigneur, écoute ma voix! (Psaume 130)
11. II Le Christ, resussité des morts, ne meurt plus; La mort n’a plus sur lui d’empire (Epitre aux Romains)
12. III L’heure vient ou les morts entendront la voix du Fils de Dieu (Jean)
13. IV Ils ressusiteront, glorieux, avec un nom nouveau dans le concert joyeux des étoiles et les acclamations des fils du ciel (Corinthiens, Apocalypse, Job)
14. V Et j’entendis la voix d’une foule immense (Apocalypse)
La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ (1965-69)
Premier Septénaire
15. I Récit évangelique
16. II Configuratum corpori claritatis suae
17. III Christus Jesus, splendor Patris

CD3 (75:28)
1. IV Récit évangelique
2. V Quam dilecta tabernacula tua
3. VI Candor est lucis aeterna
4. VII Choral de la sainte montagne
Deuxième Septénaire
5. VIII Récit évangelique
6. IX Perfecte conscius illius perfectae generationis
7. X Adoptionem filiorum perfectam
8. XI Récit évangélique
9. XII Terribilis est locus iste
10. XIII Tota trinitas apparuit
11. XIV Choral de la lumière de gloire

CD4 (73:03)
Poèmes pour Mi (1936, orch.1937)
Livre I
1. Action de graces
2. Paysage
3. La maison
4. Epouvante
Livre II
5. L’Epouse
6. Ta voix
7. Les deux guerriers
8. Le Collier
9. Prière exaucée
Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (1940-41)
10. I Liturgie de cristal
11. II Vocalise, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps
12. III Abime des oiseaux
13. IV Intermède
14. V Louange à l’Eternité de Jésus
15. VI Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes
16. VII Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps
17. VIII Louange à l’immortalité de Jésus

CD5 (77:00)
Chants de Terre et de ciel (1938)
1. I Bail avec Mi
2. II Antienne du silence
3. III Danse du bébé-Pilule
4. IV Arc-en-ciel d’innocence
5. V Minuit pile et face
6. VI Résurrection
Harawi (1945) (51:13)
7. I La ville qui dormait, toi
8. II Bonjour toi, colombe verte
9. III Montagnes
10. IV Doundou Tchil
11.V L’amour de Piroutcha
12. VI Repétition planétaire
13. VII Adieu
14. VIII Syllabes
15. IX L’escalier redit, gestes du soleil
16. X Amour oiseau d’étoile
17. XI Katchkatchi les étoiles
18. XII Dans le noir

CD6 (80:46)
Poèmes pour Mi (1936)
Livre I
1. Action de graces
2. Paysage
3. La maison
4. Epouvante
Livre II
5. L’Epouse
6. Ta voix
7. Les deux guerriers
8. Le collier
9. Prière exaucée
10. Rondeau (1943)

Visions de l’Amen (1943)
11. I Amen de la Création
12. II Amen des étoiles, de la planète à l’anneau
13. III Amen de l’Agonie de Jésus
14. IV Amen du désir
15. V Amen des Anges, des Saints, du chant des oiseaux
16. VI Amen du Jugement
17. VII Amen de la Consommation

Jean-Yves Thibaudet - piano
Yvonne Loriod - piano
Olli Mustonen - piano
Robert Sherlaw Johnson - piano
Paul Crossley - piano
John Ogdon - piano
Brenda Lucas - piano
Takashi Harada ondes martenot
Joshua Bell - violin
Janos Starker - cello
Steven Isserlis - cello
Michael Collins - clarinet
Felicity Palmer - soprano
Noelle Barker - soprano

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.
BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Alldis Choir
Westminster Symphonic Choir

Riccardo Chailly
Leopold Stokowski
Bernard Haitink
Antal Dorati
Pierre Boulez

Decca 6cds 4780352



Complete Edition. DG 32cds
label: Deutsche Grammophon

Apparition de l'Eglise éternelle
L’Ascension (4 méditations symphoniques)
L’Ascension (version pour orgue)
Le Banquet céleste
Catalogue d'oiseaux
Chant dans le style de Mozart
Chants de Terre et de Ciel
Chants des déportés
Cinq Rechants
Concert à quatre
Les Corps glorieux
Couleurs de la Cité Céleste
Des canyons aux étoiles
Eclairs sur l'Au-Delà
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Fantaisie burlesque
Fantaisie pour violon et piano
La Fauvette des Jardins
Fête des belles eaux
Huit Préludes
Livre d'orgue
Le Livre du Saint Sacrement
Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité
Le Merle noir
Messe de la Pentecôte
La mort du Nombre
La Nativité du Seigneur
O sacrum convivium, motet pour le Saint-Sacrement
Offrande au Saint-Sacrement
Les Offrandes oubliées
Oiseaux exotiques
Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux
Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes
Pièce pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas
Poèmes pour Mi (soprano et piano)
Poèmes pour Mi (soprano et orchestre)
Prélude pour orgue
Prélude pour piano
Quatre Etudes de rythme
Quatre inédits pour piano et ondes Martenot
Quatuor pour la fin du Temps
Réveil des oiseaux
Saint François d'Assise
Sept Haïkaï
Thème et variations
Le Tombeau resplendissant
La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ
Trois Mélodies
Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine
Un Sourire
Un Vitrail et des oiseaux
Verset pour la Fête de la Dédicace
La Ville d’en Haut
Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus
Visions de l'Amen

Pierre-Laurent Aimard . John Alldis Choir . Martha Argerich . Daniel Barenboïm . Noelle Barker . Pierre Boulez / The Cleveland Orchestra . Catherine Cantin . Riccardo Chailly / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra . Myung-Whun Chung / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France . Myung-Whun Chung / Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille . Catherine Cournot . José van Dam . Sir Andrew Davis / BBC Chorus and Orchestra . Guy Deplus . Georges Guest / Saint John’s College . Jay Gottlieb . Heinz Holliger . Daniel Hope . Joela Jones . Jean-Paul Kreder / Ensemble Le Madrigal . Gidon Kremer . Hervé Lamy . Christian Lardé . Olivier Latry . Jeanne Loriod . Sextuor d'ondes Jeanne Loriod . Sylvia McNair . Maîtrise de Radio-France . Nathalie Manfrino . Olivier Messiaen . Chris Merritt . Yvonne Loriod . Roger Muraro . Kent Nagano / Hallé Orchestra . Yumi Nara . Françoise Pollet . Karl Anton Rickenbacher / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin . Quatuor Rosemonde . Mstislav Rostropovich . Robert Sherlaw Johnson . Albert Tétard . Jean-Yves Thibaudet . Dawn Upshaw . Marie Vermeulin . Luben Yordanoff…

The Messiaen celebrations come to an overwhelming climax with this superb 32-CD set of his complete works. The only complete edition - Released on Deutsche Grammophon - Limited edition.
400-page booklet in English and French, including complete sung texts and libretto

OVERVIEW: The solo piano works with Roger Muraro (7 CDs); the organ works with Olivier Latry (6 CDs); Orchestral and Choral works with Myung Whun Chung and Pierre Boulez, with Pierre-Laurent, Yvonne Loriod as soloists (ca. 10 CDs); the opera Saint Francois directed by Kent Nagano (4 CDs); Chamber Works with Daniel Barenboim,. Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich, Daniel Hope (new recording); vocal works with Noelle Barker

The whole is rounded off with a performance of the two-piano Visions de l'Amen by Yvonne Loriod and Messiaen himself (recorded in Paris in 1962)

Specially recorded for this edition: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine, Coulers de la Cité Céleste and the rare Hymne (1932) with Myung Whun Chung; the recently discoverd Fantaisie for violin and Piano with Daniel Hope. Don't miss: Fetes des belles for six Ondes Martenot on CD 27!

DG 32cds 4801333




Accord have re-released much of the old Vega recordings made by Le Domaine Musical under Pierre Boulez of 20th century works by Messiaen, Berio, Stockhausen, Boulez. Henze, Pousseur, Nono and more. These recording were made between 1956 and 1967.
The set also includes an exclusive interview between Pierre Boulez and Claude Samuel.






Warner Classics 18 CD set that replaces and updates the original
17 CD set released by Erato in the 80s

2564-62162-2 (18CD)
Artists include: Yvonne Loriod
Soloist: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Soloist: Katia Labèque
Soloist: Marielle Labèque
Soloist: Marie-Claire Alain
Soloist: Olivier Messiaen
Ensemble: Ensemble Ars Nova
Conductor: various
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de l’O.R.T.F.

This 18-CD set offers a comprehensive overview of Messiaen’s work in recordings made between 1963 and 2000 by the Warner labels Erato and Teldec. The performers include the composer himself, his wife the pianist Yvonne Loriod, Pierre Boulez, Marie-Claire Alain and other champions of Messiaen’s work.
As a tantalising and unique bonus, a full CD is devoted to an extensive interview with Messiaen recorded in 1988 in which he speaks, in French, about bird-song, colour, travel, religious faith, opera and the avant-garde. The richly illustrated 149-page booklet includes a full English translation of the interview as well as the composer’s detailed commentary about most of the works included in the set – with booklet editor Fabian Watkinson supplying information about the remaining works.
Gramophone described the 80th Birthday Messiaen Edition released by Erato in 1988, on which the current edition is based, as “a treasure chest of great music and fine music-making.” see reviews

CD 1: Petites esquisses d’oiseaux (1985); Huit Préludes (1928-29);
Quatre études de rythme (1949-50)
Yvonne Loriod, piano
CD 2: La nativité du seigneur (1935) Le banquet céleste (1928);
Apparition de l’église éternelle (1932)
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
CD 3 : Poèmes pour Mi (1936); Chants de terre et de ciel (1938)
Maria Oràn, soprano · Yvonne Loriod, piano
CD 4 : Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1940-41)
Huguette Fernandez, violin · Guy Deplus, clarinet
Jacques Nielz, cello · Marie-Madeleine Petit, piano
Cinq rechants pour 12 parties vocales réelles (1948)
Solistes des chœurs de l’ORTF/Marcel Couraud
CD 5 : Visions de l’Amen (1943)
Katia and Marièlle Labèque, pianos
Les offrandes oubliées (1930) Hymne au Saint-Sacrement (1932)
Orchestre philharmonique de l’ORTF/Marius Constant
CD 6 & 7 : Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus (1944)
Yvonne Loriod, piano
CD 8: Harawi, (Chants d’amour et de mort) (1945)
Rachel Yakar, soprano · Yvonne Loriod, piano
CD 9: Turangalîla-symphonie (1946–48) 1990 Revised Messiaen Edition
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Dominique Kim, ondes Martenot
Berliner Philharmoniker/Kent Nagano
CD 10, 11 & 12: Catalogue d’oiseaux (1956–58); La fauvette des jardins (1970)
Yvonne Loriod, piano
Réveil des oiseaux (1953)
Yvonne Loriod, piano; Orchestre National de France/Kent Nagano
CD 13 : Couleurs de la cité céleste (1963); Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (1964)
Yvonne Loriod, piano; Groupe Instrumental à Percussion de Strasbourg;
Orchestre du Domaine Musical/Pierre Boulez
L’Ascension (1932–33) Quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre
Orchestre philharmonique de l’ORTF/Marius Constant
CD 14 : Trois petites liturgies sur la présence divine (1943–44)
Yvonne Loriod, piano; Jeanne Loriod, onde Martenot
Maîtrise et Orchestre de Chambre de la RTF/ Marcel Couraud
Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité (1969)
CD 15: Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité (1969) (cont’d.)
Olivier Messiaen, organ (Recorded on the Cavaillé-Coll organ in La Trinité Church, Paris)
CD 16 & 17: Des canyons aux étoiles ... (1971–74)
Yvonne Loriod, piano · Georges Barboteu, horn _ Alain Jacquet, xylorimba ·
François Dupin, glockenspel _ Ensemble Ars Nova/Marius Constant
Sept Haïkaï (1962)
Yvonne Loriod, piano _ Ensemble Ars Nova/Marius Constant
CD 18: Olivier Messiaen interviewed by Claude Samuel (in French), 1988

First available recording of TIMBRES-DURÉES realised in 1952
see Audio/Visual resources


The first recording of this work. Also includes Abîme des Oiseaux and transcription of Subtilité des Corps Glorieux.
Aurelian-Octav Popa (clarinet) Caliope CAL 9354


JOYCE HATTO 1928 – 2006

It has emerged that this recording of Vingt Regards is in fact the recording made by Paul Kim and not Joyce Hatto.


FÉTES DES BELLES EAUX for 6 Ondes Martenots
with Takashi Harada playing all parts. Also presented on this fine CD is FUEILLETS INEDITS for Ondes and piano.

DVD of Dupré performing and speaking.

Messiaen joined Dupré's organ class in October 1927 at the Paris Conservatoire continuing and maintaining the great French improvisor/composer tradition that had gone before him.





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