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Archive :: production:T2045840255, concert:S368, venue:V221
Orcestre Philharmonique de Radio France
A double opportunity to celebrate Olivier Messiaen's instrument, the organ. Olivier Latry, who teaches at the Paris Conservatoire (as did Messiaen), presents two faces of the French organ tradition - solo Messiaen and Saint-Sa?ns's much-loved ?Organ' Symphony, a work written for London. Between the two organ works comes Messiaen's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, a magnificent memorial to the dead of two world wars, and a haunting exploration of instrumental colour. A leading interpreter of Messiaen's music, tonight's conductor took part in the first performance of Messiaen's posthumously completed Concert ? quatre (Prom 45), of which he is the dedicatee. Finish time approx. 21:45
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