Olivier Messiaen was both a mystic and musician who engaged in a divine dance with God—and the keyboard. In a towering feat of exceptional artistry, pianist Steven Osborne, one of the “keepers of this flame” (Independent, U.K.), captures the radiant beauty of Messiaen’s multipart meditation Vingts regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus. Performed complete and without intermission, the cycle’s themes of birth, time, and filial love are infused with intoxicating joie de vivre and woven into a transcendent experience for both performer and audience.
“Poetry in sound, absolutely astonishing.”
“Colour and beauty abound in this set of Messiaen’s vast and virtuosic cycle.”
Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 pm
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Darkness and Light
The Past Made Present
Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, performed without intermission
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