Messiaen: Harawi

Messiaen: Harawi
Dorothy Dorrow / Carl-Axel Dominique
Bis 86

Contents:

    Harawi (1945)
  1. La ville qui dormait, toi
  2. Bonjour toi, colombe verte
  3. Montagnes
  4. Doundou tchil
  5. L'amour de Piroutcha
  6. Répétition planétaire
  7. Adieu
  8. Syllabes
  9. L'escalier redit, gestes du soleil
  10. Amour oiseau d'étoile
  11. Katchikatchi les étoiles
  12. Dans le noir

  13. Poèmes pour Mi, livre 1 (1936)
  14. Action de grâces
  15. Paysage
  16. La maison
  17. Épouvante

Performers: Dorothy Dorrow (soprano, Harawi) Carl-Axel Dominique (piano, Harawi); Jacqueline Delman (soprano, Poèmes), Lucia Negro (piano, Poèmes)

Playing time: 71'

Recording dates: May 1977 (Harawi) & August 1975 (Poèmes); CD release: 1987

This disc is very much here for Harawi. The Poèmes pour Mi (just 12 minutes of the program) have not interested me.

This does, however, illustrate the striking difference between Messiaen's pre- and post-war music.

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T. M. McComb