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Rondeau
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In late February 1943, Messiaen had been asked by the Director of the Paris Conservatoire, Claude Delvincourt, to write a test piece for that summer’s competition, and the result was the Rondeau. Though written at the same time as Visions de l’Amen, is it musically much less adventurous, and the demands here are largely technical; in other words, Messiaen produced the kind of piece that was expected of him. Among those to win premiers prix were Loriod herself and the composer-pianist Jean-Michel Damase.

from notes by Nigel Simeone © 2004

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67366 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-36609
Duration
2'20
Recording date
12 September 2003
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen (CDA67366)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2004
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