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Olivier Messiaen

Glauco Venier

REVIEW: Glauco Venier, 'Miniatures,' ECM Records >>

The gongs, bells and metals that are hung by strings next to his piano make Glauco Venier's solo ECM 'Miniatures' debut something of a landmark recording. Solo piano is one thing, and Venier had to be well aware of the iconic performances of such already recorded on this legendary label. Thus, he wanted to add something: his own arsenal of percussive effects.

New York Philharmonic Presents Week Long Messiaen Program, March 7-13

New York Philharmonic Presents Week-Long Messiaen Program, March 7-13 >>

Beginning March 7-13, the New York Philharmonic will present a week-long program of everything by the French master composer Olivier Messiaen. Shows will take place everywhere from Brooklyn all the way to the Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur.

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Brubaker On New Philip Glass Record 'Glass Piano, Talks New England Conservatory and Why Le Poisson Rouge is His Favorite Downtown Dwelling

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Bruce Brubaker >>

"If there was going to be music on the planet, I wanted to be involved." -- BRUCE BRUBAKER

Kent Nagano

Conductor Kent Nagano Talks California Surfing, WWII Internment, Messiaen Internship, Not Speaking Japanese and Frank Zappa >>

"Nearly every child I knew surfed because there's no admission to the sea." -- Kent Nagano

London Sinfonietta Performs Olivier Messiaen's Chamber Masterpiece 'Quartet for the End of Time' at Kings Place >>

More than half a century since its first performance, with entirely new wars raging, Messiaen's opus resonates still across time immemorial.

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