Messiaen

Cherubini Quartet: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

The Cherubini Quartet’s favourite and less well-remembered recordings [JW]

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Dupré: La France au Calvaire (Guild)

A major work by Dupré. Very strongly recommended [JQ]

Patrick Gallois: French Flute Music (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Not only for flautists – enjoyment and stimulation for all [CC]

Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie (Harmonia Mundi)

A top-notch Turangalîla from Toronto; stellar sonics, too [DM]

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Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant-Jésus (RCA)

(Déjà Review) A recording notable for Serkin’s deep understanding of the composer’s sound-world and its emotional extremes [BH]

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur (Aeolus)

A glowing and atmospheric account in spectacular SACD sound [SG]

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R Strauss: Choral works (Hyperion)

Choral singing of formidable accomplishment [JQ]

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Messiaen: Des Canyons aux Étoiles (Seattle Symphony Media)

This gorgeous recording now becomes my prime recommendation [DMD]

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French Sacred Song (Ad Fontes)

A fascinating programme, with top class performances in excellent sound [GPu]

Messiaen : Organ works (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A celebration of one of the significant major bodies of music of the 20th century [GPJ]

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Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles (Hyperion)

A thrilling account [LW]

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Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles (Hyperion)

A fine new recording of Messiaen’s celebration of the natural world [SB]

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Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus (OUR Recordings)

This glowing account stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best versions in the catalogue [SG]

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Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles (Hyperion)

A superb performance of Messiaen’s visionary score [JQ]