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The Edge of Light – MESSIAEN and SAARIAHO

Messiaen
Huit Préludes
I : La Colombe

Gloria Cheng, piano
Calder Quartet

From The Edge of Light – MESSIAEN and SAARIAHO (2013)

Released by Harmonia Mundi

Messiaen: Huit Préludes – I : La Colombe


Grammy® Award-winner Gloria Cheng (“an invaluable new-music advocate” – THE NEW YORK TIMES) brings an exquisite array of touch to this program which couples the first mature works of Olivier Messiaen with the darkly radiant music of Kaija Saariaho (who attended this first recording of her Ballade and Prelude). The Calder Quartet joins Ms. Cheng for Saariaho’s 2003 trio Je sens un deuxième coeur and Messiaen’s Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes. “One of our most gratifying Messiaen pianists (…) she phrased with warmth and made the piano resound in a way that made Messiaen irresistible.” (THE LOS ANGELES TIMES)

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