George Benjamin / Olivier Messiaen / Elliott Carter

George Benjamin/Olivier Messiaen/ Elliott Carter

Pierre-Laurent Aimard/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/ George Benjamin

Archive 2008

George Benjamin
New work for piano and orchestra 
Ringed by the Flat Horizon for orchestra
George Benjamin
Duet pour piano et orchestre
Olivier Messiaen
Les Oiseaux exotiques for piano and orchestra
Elliott Carter, Three Occasions for orchestra
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
The Radio France Philaharmonic Orchestra
George Benjamin, musical direction
Co-produced by Radio France; the Festival d'Automne à Paris
A work presented during the European Cultural Season in France (1st of July- 31st of December)

The three works in the program form an ode to color, a contemplation of rhythm and time. Olivier Messiaen transposed his love of birdsong into works of great vibrancy.
A similar talent is found with his student, George Benjamin, and in the sound alchemy of Elliott Carter.