Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen for Two Pianos
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Written in 1943 in occupied France, Visions de l’Amen is seven ecstatic meditations on Bible verses from Genesis to Revelation.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
Messiaen called the main theme the theme of creation. It begins in the Amen of Creation in ‘grand and solemn chords’ and ends in the Amen of the Consummation in a ‘long chorale of glory.’
Recorded live in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio on November 21, 2019.
Video directed by Tristan Cook.