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Messiaen, Olivier / Marilyn Nonken And Sarah Rothenberg / Visions De L'amen (1943)
Album:Visions De L'amen (1943) Collection:Classical
Artist:Messiaen, Olivier / Marilyn Nonken And Sarah Rothenberg Added:06/2010
Label:Bridge Records 

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Add Date:2010-07-18 Pull Date:2010-09-19 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
mr. esq.
Reviewed 2010-07-09 
as reviewed by mr. esq.

contemporary classical.
this was originally performed by messiaen&yvonne loriod in nazi occupied paris. please read booklet=good story.
now, it is performed by nonken&rothenberg. enjoy!
(i enjoyed it.)
(notes: nonken, piano I; rothenberg, piano II. both studied extensively w/ mr. messiaen.)
p.s. thank you mr. bug!

1. dreary begin. sounds like a hangover. tinkling
piano. hope wants to come in, but there's stumbling.
up the steps. sudden stop.
*2. ploddy noir. hopscotch w/searchlights. plaayful.
stabby ending. =it came out bad.
3.. okey, this sounds nice. much quieter. tinkly. rolling quality.
*4. softer, sweeter than before. this just holds you. loved.
old saloon sound comes in near end. ends on sweet.
5. sounds like music for a very serious episode of charlie brown.
reminds me of gershwin. kinda fun. makes me wanna have black coffee and curl up for the night.
6. i'm hearing chopin. a really dark chopin.
*7. 'see-i told you so!', it seems to say near the end.
it's a great, building end.

Track Listing
1.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): I. Amen De La Création 4.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): Iv. Amen Du Désir
2.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): Ii. Amen Des Étoiles, De La Planète 5.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): V. Amen Des Anges, Des Sains, Du Ch
3.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): Iii. Amen De L'agonie De Jésus 6.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): Vi. Amen Du Jugement
 7.Visions De L'amen For 2 Pianos, I/25 (1943): Vii. Amen De La Consommation