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Work: Visions de l'amen, for two pianos

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ComposerMessiaen, Olivier (1908-1992)
Period20th century
Year1943
Work typeInstrumental
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Love and death with Igor Levit and friends at Milton Court

Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
The wonderful acoustics of Milton Court proved to be the ideal setting for dramatic performances of rarely performance repertoire. With Igor Levit at the helm the evening was both technically challenging and artistically stimulating for audience and performers alike.
****1
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Breathtaking pianism from Aimard and Stefanovich

Tamara Stefanovich © Marco Borggreve
An unusual pairing of works for two pianos by Brahms and Messiaen created a concert of unexpected contrasts, rich textures and exceptionally virtuosity.
*****
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Messiaen's ecstatic visions

Peter Donohoe and Benjamin Frith (standing in for Peter Hill) performed Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen with intensity, clarity and profound musical understanding.
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