Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
65 registered (Bill Bremmer RPT, AZ_Astro, AprilE, ando, agraffe, 14 invisible), 1664 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1997125 - 12/09/12 09:50 PM Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen!
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9293
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Olivier Messiaen, December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992.

Visiting his church, Église de la Sainte-Trinité, in Paris last May was nothing short of overwhelming for me. Yes, there were tears.

What an incredible composer, his organ works never fail to speak profoundly to me, even if I am not RC. I heard countless performances of Messiaen by the greatest British organists, and I studied several of his organ works. They are horribly difficult, but ultimately so rewarding. Messiaen's writing for the organ is expert, gloriously natural, a sensual pleasure under the fingers.

I never studied any of the piano works, but my life would be so much poorer without Trios petites liturgies de la Présence, Visions de l'Amen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Seattle Symphony will do Turangalîla-symphonie in January.

Messiaen -strictly IMO- was not immune to occasionally overstepping himself. The sprawling oratorio La transfiguration de Notre Seigneur from 1965 is bloated, pompous, an often naive religious take-no-prisoners study in excess.

_________________________
Jason

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#1997198 - 12/10/12 02:02 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
btb Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 4264
Loc: Pretoria South Africa
Is the old geezer the same wot gave the movie 2001
such a lift off?

Top
#1997203 - 12/10/12 02:35 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
debrucey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2607
Loc: Manchester, UK
That was Ligeti.

Top
#1997231 - 12/10/12 04:42 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
Dave Horne Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 5638
Loc: Vught, The Netherlands
I saw his grave in Paris a few years ago. Impressive.
_________________________

website | mp3\wav files | Yamaha AvantGrand N3 | Yamaha CP5 | Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Top
#1997276 - 12/10/12 08:25 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
Happy Birthday Gerard12 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 787
Loc: South Carolina
Turangalîla-symphonie blew me away when I first heard it. It still does blow me away, but only on recordings. I would love to hear it live, but a trek to Seattle is beyond my financial reach......
_________________________
Piano performance and instruction (former college music professor).

Top
#1997320 - 12/10/12 10:21 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
Brendan Offline


Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5539
Loc: McAllen, TX
Yay, Messiaen!

In other (sad) news, RIP Charles Rosen.
_________________________
http://www.BrendanKinsella.com

Top
#1997330 - 12/10/12 10:58 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
Verbum mirabilis Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/15/11
Posts: 212
I have used the quartour pour la fin du temps in order to irritate my brother grin. He thought it was random noises...
_________________________
Working on
Bach: Fugue in f minor WTC II
Chopin: op. 47, op. 10 no. 3
Mozart: KV 457


Top
#1997331 - 12/10/12 11:00 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
Janus K. Sachs Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 1733
Loc: Betelgeuse, baby!
Rosen -- now there's a dreadful loss! Scholar, pianist, champion of Carter, he was one of the most complete of musicians.
_________________________
Die Krebs gehn zurücke,
Die Stockfisch bleiben dicke,
Die Karpfen viel fressen,
Die Predigt vergessen.

Die Predigt hat g'fallen.
Sie bleiben wie alle.

Top
#1997333 - 12/10/12 11:07 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: argerichfan]
Dave Horne Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 5638
Loc: Vught, The Netherlands
Sorry for my previous post. It was not Messiaen's grave I saw in Paris, it was Saint-Saëns.
_________________________

website | mp3\wav files | Yamaha AvantGrand N3 | Yamaha CP5 | Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Top
#1997344 - 12/10/12 11:49 AM Re: Happy Birthday Olivier Messiaen! [Re: Brendan]
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9293
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: Brendan

In other (sad) news, RIP Charles Rosen.

Very sad, indeed. I read a number of his books -'The Romantic Generation' is particularly recommended- and found them all very stimulating if occasionally a bit opaque and slightly over my head.

One wonders where he found the time to get through as much music as he did... and in such depth!
_________________________
Jason

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
I tuned a guitar(?) today!
by Sam S
Yesterday at 10:59 PM
Sound: Kawai CA97/CS11 vs CA67/CS8
by Joe Garfield
Yesterday at 07:17 PM
good source for digital piano ratings?
by childofparadise2002
Yesterday at 05:40 PM
Yamaha P85 Amplifier/PA/Speaker Connection
by 7sax
Yesterday at 05:22 PM
Casio Privia PX-360 - Thoughts/Opinions?
by John from KC
Yesterday at 12:03 PM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,828 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,890 Topics
2,577,504 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission