Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen – Orchestral Works (Live) (2021) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen – Orchestral Works (Live) (2021)
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Kent Nagano was a close associate of the French composer Olivier Messiaen, whose music is notable for its sense of mysticism and sensuous sonorities. Few conductors know Messiaen’s works as well as Nagano, who is now continuing his Messiaen cycle with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with one of his mentor’s most radical pieces, the colourful Chronochromie for orchestra. Premiered at the Donaueschingen Festival in 1980, it was introduced to Munich audiences two years later by Pierre Boulez. Its title is a portmanteau word derived from the ancient Greek terms for “time” and “colour” – Messiaen was a great believer in the theory of synaesthesia and ascribed particular tone colours to all his rhythmic models. Chronochromie demands a huge battery of percussion instruments and draws its strength from its pulsating rhythms, while the strings contribute an array of birdcalls. Bruckner’s works are no less rooted in Catholicism than Messiaen’s, and it makes sense, therefore, for Nagano to programme Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 in E minor alongside Messiaen’s orchestral study. The Mass No. 2 was first performed in 1869 at an open-air concert to mark the inauguration of the Votive Chapel at Linz’s planned Cathedral. Such were the circumstances of its first performance that the choir could be accompanied only by a wind band, in this case the winds of the Linz Military Band. It is this original scoring that lends the work its very special tone colour. But the work requires no vocal soloists, presenting the Bavarian Radio Chorus with a grateful challenge and allowing its members to savour the score’s indebtedness to Palestrina’s vocal polyphony in all its transcendent beauty.

Few performers are more familiar with the musical language of the French composer Olivier Messiaen than the American conductor Kent Nagano. Nagano has had Messiaen’s orchestral works and oratorios in his program for several decades now, and he also participated in the world premiere of Saint Francois d’Assise, Messiaen’s only opera. During the year 1982 Nagano spent his time with Messiaen in Paris, where not only an artistic relationship but also a close personal one developed between the two musicians.

BR-Klassik has now released three masterpieces by the French composer with the magical sound, presented by Kent Nagano to the Munich concert audience in recent years as conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks: the oratorio La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ for chorus, seven solo instruments and orchestra, the song cycle Po`emes pour Mi for soprano and orchestra, as well as Chronochromie for large orchestra. These three live recordings document outstanding artistic events from the Munich concert program of June 2017, July 2018 and February 2019.

Tracklist:
01. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: I. Recit evangelique (Live)
2. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: II. Configuratum corpori claritatis suae (Live)
3. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: III. Christus Jesus, splendor patris (Live)
4. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: IV. Recit evangelique (Live)
5. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: V. Quam dilecta tabernacula tua (Live)
6. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: VI. Candor est lucis aeternae (Live)
7. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Premier sept’enaire: VII. Choral de la sainte montagne (Live)
8. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: VIII. Recit evangelique (Live)
9. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: IX. Perfecte conscius illius perfectae generationis (Live)
10. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: X. Adoptionem filiorum perfectam (Live)
11. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: XI. Recit evangelique (Live)
12. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: XII. Terribilis est locus iste (Live)
13. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: XIII. Tota trinitas apparuit (Live)
14. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: La transfiguration de notre Seigneur J’esus-Christ, I/48, Deuxi`eme sept’enaire: XIV. Choral de la lumi`ere de gloire (Live)
15. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 1: No. 1, Action de gr^aces (Live)
16. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 1: No. 2, Paysage (Live)
17. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 1: No. 3, La maison (Live)
18. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 1: No. 4, ‘Epouvante (Live)
19. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 2: No. 5, L”epouse (Live)
20. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 2: No. 6, Ta voix (Live)
21. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 2: No. 7, Les deux guerriers (Live)
22. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 2: No. 8, Le collier (Live)
23. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi, I/17b, Livre 2: No. 9, Pri`ere exauc’ee (Live)
24. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: I. Introduction (Live)
25. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: II. Strophe I (Live)
26. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: III. Antistrophe I (Live)
27. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: IV. Strophe II (Live)
28. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: V. Antistrophe II (Live)
29. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: VI. ‘Ep^ode (Live)
30. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Kent Nagano – Messiaen: Chronochromie, I/43: VII. Coda (Live)

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