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Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant-Jésus - selections

MS 1433


Playing time: 58'41"
Tracks: 7
Booklet pages: 8
© 2012 Evan Hirsch
Reviewer: Andrew Schartmann
Review of Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant-Jésus - selections published on 23 December 2013

Listen: Messiaen: Le baiser de L'Enfant-Jésus (Vingt Regards) (track 1, 1:34-2:41)

Evan Hirsch, piano

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992):

Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant-Jésus

1 XV Le baiser de L'Enfant-Jésus
2 XIV Regard des Anges
3 IV Regard de la Vierge
4 I Regard du Père
5 X Regard de l'Esprit de joie
6 XI Première communion de la Vierge
7 XIX Je dors, mais mon cœur veille

Recorded 2005-2008 at Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

American pianist Evan Hirsch performs extensively as both recitalist and chamber player, in such venues as Jordan Hall in Boston, Muson Centre in Lagos and Palazzo Savelli Chigi in Ariccia. As member of the Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo (with wife, Sally Pinkas), he has toured China, Nigeria, Russia, Israel and Europe, and has commissioned, premiered and recorded works by Martin Pearlman, Kui Dong, Peter Child and Thomas Oboe Lee for the New Albion, Otherminds and Albany labels. Summer festival credits include Kfar Blum in Israel, Pontlevoy in France, Officina Scotese in Italy and ppIANISSIMO in Bulgaria. His extensive discography features multi-disc compilations of works by Daniel Pinkham (Arsis) and George Rochberg (Naxos).


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