Messiaen - L’Ascension (Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Groot Omroepkoor)

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Messiaen: L’Ascension - Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Groot Omroepkoor - Live concert HD

Het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest en Groot Omroepkoor o.l.v. David Robertson spelen Messiaens 'L'Ascension' in het slotconcert van seizoen 2016-2017 van Het AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert.

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Het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest en Groot Omroepkoor o.l.v. David Robertson

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Olivier Messiaen - L'Ascension

Oname: AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert, vrijdag 9 juni 2017, in TivoliVredenburg te Utrecht.

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Olivier-Eugène-Prosper-Charles Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically he employs a system he called modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from the systems of material generated by his early compositions and improvisations. He wrote music for chamber ensembles and orchestra, as well as for solo organ and piano, and also experimented with the use of novel electronic instruments developed in Europe during his lifetime.

L'Ascension ("The Ascension") is a piece for orchestra, composed by Olivier Messiaen in 1932–33. Messiaen described it as "4 meditations for orchestra".

The orchestral piece is in four brief sections:
- Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père ("The majesty of Christ demanding its glory of the Father")
- Alleluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel ("Serene alleluias of a soul that longs for heaven")
- Alleluia sur la trompette, alleluia sur la cymbale ("Alleluia on the trumpet, alleluia on the cymbal")
- Prière du Christ montant vers son Père ("Prayer of Christ ascending towards his Father")
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