Martin Helmchen Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Martin Helmchen

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 15, 2019 by Alpha

Main artist: Martin Helmchen

Genre: Classical

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Album : 2 disks - 20 tracks Total length : 02:10:07

    DISC 1
    Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus (Olivier Messiaen)
  1. 1 I. Regard du Père

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  2. 2 II. Regard de l'étoile

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  3. 3 III. L'échange

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  4. 4 IV. Regard de la Vierge

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  5. 5 V. Regard du Fils sur le Fils

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  6. 6 VI. Par Lui tout a été fait

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  7. 7 VII. Regard de la Croix

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  8. 8 VIII. Regard des hauteurs

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  9. 9 IX. Regard du Temps

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  10. 10 X. Regard de l'Esprit de joie

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  11. DISC 2
  12. 1 XI. Première communion de la Vierge

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  13. 2 XII. La parole toute puissante

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  14. 3 XIII. Noël

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  15. 4 XIV. Regard des Anges

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  16. 5 XV. Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  17. 6 XVI. Regard des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  18. 7 XVII. Regard du silence

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  19. 8 XVIII. Regard de l'Onction terrible

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  20. 9 XIX. Je dors, mais mon cœur veille

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

  21. 10 XX. Regard de l'Église d'amour

    Olivier Messiaen, Composer - Martin Helmchen, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Martin Helmchen

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Composed in 1944 and first performed at the Salle Gaveau in Paris on 26 March 1945 by Yvonne Loriod, this is the second great pianistic cycle by Olivier Messiaen: a major work indeed, not only in the composer’s oeuvre but in the entire repertoire for solo piano. As we know, its origin is in the faith and spirituality of Olivier Messiaen, who described it as: ‘The Contemplation of the Child-God in the cradle, and the gazes fixed upon Him: from the inexpressible Gaze of God the Father to the multiple Gaze of the Church of love, also taking in the unheard Gaze of the Spirit of joy, the tender Gaze of the Virgin, of the Angels, of the Magi, and of those creatures that are immaterial or symbolic (Time, Extreme Height, Silence, the Star, the Cross).’ He continues: ‘It is a complex of sounds destined for perpetual variations, pre-existing in the abstract as a series, but very concrete and easy to recognize by their colours: a steely grey-blue traversed by bright red and orange, a mauve-tinted violet spotted with leather-brown and encircled in deep purple.’ The vision of this work transmitted by Martin Helmchen – a great piano virtuoso who is himself marked by a strong sense of spirituality – is another substantial contribution to the Messiaenic monument. © Alpha Classics

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