Exploring the many voices of the extraordinary electronic instrument onde Martinot with works by Olivier Messiaen, N'Guyen Thien Dao, Jacques Charpentier & Tristan Murail.
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Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: RER OM1
Squidco Product Code: 11861
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at A.p.A.I. - Casa dell' Arte, Ravenna Italy on June 12-15, 2008 by Marco Parollo.
Nadia Ratsimandresy-onde Martenot
Matteo Ramon Arevalos-piano, prepared piano
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1. Louange Á l'Éternité De Jésus 8:04
2. Bai Tap 5:36
3. Feuillets Inédits: Presque Lent Et Berceur 1:42
4. Feuillets Inédits: Lent - Modéré 2:04
5. Feuillets Inédits: Bien Modéré - Un Peu Plus Vif - Moderé - Trés Lent 3:02
6. Feuillets Inédits: Lent - Un Peu Plus Vif - Lent 2:44
7. Suite Karnatique 9:27
8. Vocalise-Étude 3:53
9. Tigres De Verre 6:53
10. Louange Á L'immortalité De Jésus 6:24
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"A signature collection of exquisite works for onde Martinot and piano by Olivier Messiaen, N'Guyen Thien Dao, Jacques Charpentier and Tristan Murail, exploring the many voices of this extraordinary instrument. The onde (or ondes musicales or le Martenot) was first demonstrated at the Paris Conservatoire in 1928 and immediately attracted the attention of Varese, Milhaud, Koechlin, Jolivet, Honegger and Messiaen, who all wrote for it -- cumulatively ensuring its survival. Although only a year younger than the theremin, the onde is a far more sophisticated, complex and versatile instrument, not least because of the combination it offers of pitched and glissando tones, and the wide range of filters and different resonating media through which it can sound: loudspeakers, gongs, sympathetic resonating strings and reverberant enclosures. The compositions here exploit every unearthly aspect of the instrument and are beautifully performed: a remarkable and exquisite collection."-Chris Cutler, ReR Megacorp
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