London Philharmonic Orchestra & Christoph Eschenbach - Messiaen: Canyons Aux Etoiles
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 100:51 min | 1.65 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LPO | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2015
Commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the United States Declaration of Independence, Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles was inspired by the composer's tours around Utah's magnificent landscapes, including Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks, which so affected him with their beauty. This is no musical tourism however: the work takes the listener upwards, from the depths of the canyons, to the songs of birds, to outer space, and ultimately to the Celestial City.