Album · 2002 · 11 Songs. clairs Sur l'au-Delà: II. La Constellation Du Sagittaire. 3. Éclairs Sur l'au-Delà: III. L'oiseau-Lyre Et La Ville-Fiancee. 4. Éclairs Sur l'au-Delà: IV. Les Elus Marques Du Sceau. 5. Éclairs Sur l'au-Delà: V. Demeurer Dans I'amour. 6. Éclairs Sur l'au-Delà: VI. Les Sept Anges Aux Sept Trompettes. 7. Éclairs Sur l'au-Delà: VII.
clairs sur l’Au-Del. Lightning Over the Beyon. is an epic orchestral work by Olivier Messiaen, written in 1988–91, his last completed composition. Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for its 150th anniversary in 1992, Éclairs was first performed by that orchestra at Lincoln Center with Zubin Mehta conducting on 5 November of the anniversary year, just over six months after the composer's death.
clairs Sur L'Au-Dela. 1. Apparition Du Christ Glorieux. 2. L'Oiseau-Lyre Et La Ville-Fiancée. Composed By – Olivier Messiaen. Conductor – Sylvain Cambreling. Engineer – Norbert Vossen. Liner Notes – Dr. Paul Fiebig. Orchestra – SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden Und Freiburg. Recorded: Konzerthaus Freiburg, 2. 2002 DDD Made in Germany.
Messiaen: Eclairs sur l'Au-delà: SWR Symphony Baden-Baden and Freiburg/ Cambreling. This is at least the fourth recording to be released in Britain. Compared with Myung-Whun Chung's fine version for Deutsche Grammophon, Sylvain Cambreling's conducting seems monochrome and underpowered. The South West German Radio Orchestra plays it all well enough, and its strings muster a good weight of tone for the delectable fifth movement, Dwelling in Love, but the birds that throng the work never sing with the virtuoso abandon they should. The ninth movement, A Number of Birds in the Trees of Life, simply does not take off as Messiaen and the work demand.
Sylvain Cambreling (born 2 July 1948 in Amiens, France) is a French conductor. Trained as a trombone player, Cambreling studied at the Paris Conservatoire. He joined l'Orchestre Symphonique de Lyon (OSL) as a trombonist in 1971. In 1974, he took second prize in the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors. His conducting debut was with the OSL in 1975, leading Robert Schumann's Scenes from Goethe's Faust. Andrew Clements (2003-06-05). Messiaen: Eclairs sur l'Au-delà: SWR Symphony Baden-Baden and Freiburg/ Cambreling". Retrieved 2016-06-19.
Though I am not a stickler for the stopwatch, a glance at the timings of these two versions with Cambreling’s Hänssler disc gets to the heart of the matter. Wit’s comes in at 63 minutes, Chung (who was seen as allowing much more time for the textures to ‘breathe’) at 66 minutes and Cambreling at an astonishing 76 minutes. To put 10 minutes on an already slow-ish performance is provocative, some might say reckless. It certainly causes problems, but should.
Complete Works for Orchestra. Eclairs sur l'Au-del. Illuminations of the Beyon. : Le chemin de l'invisible by SWR Sinfonieorchester des Südwestrundfunks.