In the summer Olivier Messiaen fled the hustle and bustle of Parisian life to compose undisturbed in the impressive landscape of the Hautes-Alpes. Nature was his refuge, the birds were his twittering companions. In his Catalogue d´oiseaux Messiaen shares what he experienced during his numerous early morning walks through the fields. Welcome to the wonderful world of Messiaen's virtuoso chirping, obsessive time patterns and basses that thunder like the high mountains.
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Daan Vandewalle : piano
With the support of Pianos Maene