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Messiaen: Chamber Works

Hebrides Ensemble

Messiaen: Chamber Works

...includes 'Fantaisie'
BKD 314 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen Track Price
1
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: I. Liturgie de cristal

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: I. Liturgie de cristal

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
2:42 Play $1.70
2
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: II. Vocalise, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: II. Vocalise, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
4:34 Play $1.70
3
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: III. Abîme des oiseaux

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: III. Abîme des oiseaux

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
6:52 Play $3.40
4
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: IV. Intermede

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: IV. Intermede

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
1:44 Play $1.70
5
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: V. Louange a l’eternite de Jesus

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: V. Louange a l’eternite de Jesus

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
7:35 Play $3.40
6
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: VI. Danse de la fureur pour les sept trompettes

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: VI. Danse de la fureur pour les sept trompettes

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
6:10 Play $3.40
7
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: VII. Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: VII. Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
7:02 Play $3.40
8
Quatuor pour la fin du temps: VIII. Louange a l’immortalite de Jesus

Quatuor pour la fin du temps: VIII. Louange a l’immortalite de Jesus

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
8:40 Play $3.40
9
Theme et variations

Theme et variations

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
10:47 Play $5.10
10
Piece pour piano et quatuor a cordes

Piece pour piano et quatuor a cordes

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
3:24 Play $1.70
11
Fantaisie

Fantaisie

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
8:20 Play $3.40
12
Le Merle noir

Le Merle noir

Composer Olivier Messiaen
Band Hebrides Ensemble
6:06 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 74 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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The internationally-acclaimed Hebrides Ensemble release Messiaen: Chamber Works to celebrate the centenary of the innovative composer. Including Quatuor pour la fin du Temps and the recorded premiere of Fantaisie.

Originally released in 2008 Messiaen: Chamber Works has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Alexander Janiczek

Alexander Janiczek

Few violinists working today can equal the intellectual and musical breadth of artist Alexander Janiczek.
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Hebrides Ensemble

Hebrides Ensemble

The Hebrides Ensemble has built a reputation as Scotland’s foremost chamber group.  The Ensemble has premiered new works by more than forty composers including John Bevan Baker whose works are celebrated on their debut album on Linn Records.
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Maximiliano Martin

Maximiliano Martin

Young Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martin is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most talented and charismatic musicians of his generation. Maxi already has many fans as the popular Principal Clarinet for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 
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4 stars ‘...these are superb performances...placing this firmly among the best accounts on disc.' BBC Music Magazine

4 stars ‘...vivid, beautifully judged performances from the Hebrides Ensemble...' The Guardian

‘This disc is more than just a premiere recording. This is special playing from a special group of musicians.' BBC Online

4 stars ‘It takes its place among the best interpretations of the work on disc...' The List

5 stars ‘Absolutely captivating and a wonderful contribution to the centenary of Messiaen's birth - highly recommended.' SA-CD.net

 

Released to celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth, this new recording of Messiaen's chamber works, including the premiere recording of Fantaisie, is a comprehensive collection with highly informative booklet notes by Messiaen expert Nigel Simeone. Messiaen: Chamber Works marries the chamber works of one of the finest 20th century composers with the renowned interpretive skills of contemporary music specialists the Hebrides Ensemble. Quatour pour la fin du Temps, written and premiered in a POW camp, is one of the most remarkable works to have come out of World War II. The Hebrides Ensemble powerfully conveys its apocalyptic inspiration and message of faith.

Messiaen: Chamber Works includes the first recording of Fantaisie, a work for violin and piano, thought to be lost until it was re-discovered by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and then published in 2007. The Theme and Variations was Messiaen's first piece of instrumental chamber music and was considered by the composer to be one of his best. 

View the booklet in full here

Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
Discover the albums and artists you missed first time round.
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Hebrides Ensemble: “Scotland's most innovative contemporary music group”
27 June 2008
Hebrides Ensemble continue to impress
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High Fidelity - Denmark
"Læg mærke til Linn og Hebrides Ensemble!"
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Crescendo
4 Stars
"...le Hebrides Ensemble, familier du répertoire contemporain, en donne ici une interprétation très convaincante..."
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Hi Fi & Musik
'I är firar man att det vär hundra är sedan den franske tonsättaren Olivier Messaiaen föddes...'
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Pizzicato
5 Stars
Diese hochkarätige Messiaen CD vereint mehrere...
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Linster
4 Stars
De grootste attractie van deze cd zit in de minder bekende stukken...
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Partituren
"Eine rundum gelungene Einspielung in optimalem Klang."
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Klassik.com
4 Stars
"Schon ihretwegen werden Messiaen-Fans zu dieser SACD greifen."
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Ensemble
"...überwältigend."
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Atlanta Audio Society
"...distinguished and thoroughly compelling accounts..."
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Nottingham Evening Post
5 Stars
"...Simply unmissable...mastered superbly."
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
"...these are superb performances...placing this firmly among the best accounts on disc."
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The List
4 Stars
"It takes its place among the best interpretations of the work on disc..."
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
Absolutely captivating and a wonderful contribution to the centenary of Messiaen's birth - highly recommended.
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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
[a] stirring account of Quatuor pour la fin du temps
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The Sunday Times (Live Review)
"captivating...daring but triumphant Wigmore debut."
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Music OMH - Live Review
"...this was as eloquent as anything we've heard in London so far."
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Classical Source - Live Review
"London appearances from the Hebrides Ensemble should ideally be more frequent."
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The Observer
"...an impressive account from the Hebrides Ensemble..."
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The Times (Knowledge)
4 Stars
A performance full of "intensity".
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Manchester Evening News
4 Stars
"Messiaen's music is like no other..."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"...transparent surround sonics greatly aid the listener's experience of this amazing work."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"...vivid, beautifully judged performances from the Hebrides Ensemble..."
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Music OMH
4 Stars
"...well worth coughing up for...crisp and detailed..."
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BBC Online
However, this disc is more than just a premiere recording. This is special playing from a special group of musicians.
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The Independent
A strong, truthful recording by the ensemble
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Financial Times
The Hebrides Ensemble play as if they believe in every note.
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
A performance "with vibrant intensity and genuine belief in the music"
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