The Messiaen Nexus

This unique disc presents an extraordinary insight into the intellectual and creative talent that arose from a particularly fertile period in the history of the Paris Conservatoire. Centred around legendary composer Oliver Messiaen, this eclectic mix of works for violin and piano highlights the influence of Messiaen on his students György Kurtág, George Benjamin and Pierre Boulez and also considers the influence on Messiaen by his teacher, Paul Dukas.

Artists

Elizabeth Sellars

Australian-born violinist Elizabeth Sellars, is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music in London where she studied with David Takeno (violin) and the Takacs String Quartet (chamber music).

Kenji Fujimura

Dr Kenji Fujimura (piano) is a multi- award-winning pianist and composer, with many broadcasts on ABC-FM/TV, MBS-FM, BBC Radio3 and Bravo!Canada to his credit. Concert, masterclass, and adjudication engagements have taken Kenji throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.


Audio previews

Track Listing

    Sonata for violin and piano George Benjamin

  1. I 8:18
  2. II 6:24
  3. III 7:34
  4. Prélude élégiaque Paul Dukas 3:25
  5. Tre Pezzi, Op 14e György Kurtág

  6. I 2:21
  7. II 1:12
  8. II 2:37
  9. Anthèmes for solo violin Pierre Boulez 9:30
  10. Pièce pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas Olivier Messiaen 4:41
  11. Doloroso (Garzulyéknak) György Kurtág 1:43
  12. Anziksz Kellerandnak György Kurtág :28
  13. Calmo-Sognando (Stfan Romascau in memoriam) György Kurtág 1:55
  14. In Nomine - all'ungherese (Damjanich emlékko) György Kurtág 5:09
  15. Fantasie Olivier Messiaen 7:31

Performers

Composers

Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex (he was interested in rhythms from ancient Greek and from Hindu sources); harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations.


Where to buy

The Messiaen Nexus can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
62 minutes 48 seconds
Release date
2013
Copyright
© 2013 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 2013 Move Records
Category
Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3369
Alternate catalogue number
MD3369
Barcode
EAN 9314574336924