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Live from Aldeburgh, Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays four movements from Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux: The Buzzard, The Short-Toed Lark, The Golden Oriole and The Blue Rock Thrush.

Continuing his journey through Messiaen's "Catalogue d'Oiseaux" today, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard moves to the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings in Suffolk to perform another four movements of this piano masterpiece: La Buse variable (buzzard), L'Alouette calandrelle (short-toed lark), Le Loriot (golden oriole) and Le Merle bleu (blue rock thrush)

Presented by Tom McKinney.

58 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Jun 2016 13:00

Music Played

  • Olivier Messiaen

    La Buse Variable

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    L'Alouette Calandrelle

    Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano).
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Le Loriot

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Le Merle Bleu

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Preludio [Gli Uccelli]

    Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti. Conductor: Claudio Scimone.
    • APEX.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La Colomba [Gli Uccelli]

    Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti. Conductor: Claudio Scimone.
    • APEX.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La Gallina [Gli Uccelli]

    Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti. Conductor: Claudio Scimone.
    • APEX.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    L'Usignuolo [Gli Uccelli]

    Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti. Conductor: Claudio Scimone.
    • APEX.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Il Cuccu [Gli Uccelli]

    Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti. Conductor: Claudio Scimone.
    • APEX.

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