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Live at the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs three movements from Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux: Alpine Chough, Rock Thrush and Curlew.

Tom McKinney presents the third instalment of Messiaen's "Catalogue d'Oiseaux" today. The setting for this evening's concert is the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve - where pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will give an outdoor performance on the BBC Springwatch stage, beyond which spreads a vast expanse of grassland, water, reeds and sky. Here, Aimard will play another three movements of Messiaen's birdsong-inspired collection of piano pieces, including Le Chocard des Alpes (Alpine chough), La Merle de roche (rock thrush) and Le Courlis cendré (curlew).

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Jun 2016 19:30

Music Played

  • Messaien

    Les Chocards des Alpes

  • Messaien

    Le Merle de Roche

  • Messaien

    Le Courlis Cendre

  • François Couperin

    Pieces de clavecin - ordre no. 14, Le Rossignol-en-amour

    Performer: Olivier Baumont.
    • Couperin: Complete Works for Harpsichord: Olivier Baumont.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 6.

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