"Breathtaking … Not just a first-class performance, magnificently recorded, but a very important structural statement on playing one of the last century's masterpieces of piano literature" The Glasgow Herald

Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus

GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINEE

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Hyperion Records CDA67351/2

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Osborne's performance is one of towering authority and technical achievement
Gramophone, October 2002, Editor's Choice

Few possess the spiritual, emotional and physical stamina required for a successful interpretation of the complete cycle…Steven Osborne's new account certainly demonstrates these qualities in abundance…[and] holds off the substantial competition
BBC Music Magazine, October 2002
Pick of the Month (5 star rating)

A performance of commanding virtuosity, deep poetry and ravishing colour
Gramophone

Osborne's revelatory performance is a blinding tour de force of interpretive and pianistic incandescence. Awesome
Classic FM Magazine

Awe-inspiring
The Sunday Times

Outstanding
The Independent

An ideal combination of spirituality and transcendent virtuosity. This is an outstanding achievement. If you enjoy Messiaen's music, you need to hear this
BBC Radio 3, CD Review

Anyone looking for a recording of Messiaen's most famous piano work can do no better than Osborne's
The Guardian

Playing of absorbing intensity... One of the most successful and spectacular piano discs of recent years
The Daily Telegraph

Hyperion’s presentation, like the recorded sound, complements Osborne’s magnificent grasp of the music… It is without question one of the finest versions of the Vingt Regards to have appeared
International Record Review

Every movement gives a new cause for wonder at the luminosity, the sensitivity of touch or the febrile energy revealed in Osborne’s playing. He is accurate but daring, precise but impassioned, strong but gentle, as excellent in detail as in overall shape. Maybe you’d just better go and buy it
Pianist

An original and personal reading… This newcomer then, is a compelling addition to the catalogue, beautifully set down… Recommended
International Piano





Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus
  • Regard du Père
      

  • Regard de l'étoile
     

  • L'échange
     

  • Regard de la Vierge
     

  • Regard du Fils sur le Fils
     

  • Par Lui tout à été fait
      

  • Regard de la Croix
     

  • Regard des hauteurs
      

  • Regard du Temps
     

  • Regard de l'Esprit de joie
     

  • Première communion de la Vierge
      

  • La parole toute puissante
     

  • Noël
     

  • Regard des Anges
     

  • Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus
     

  • Regards des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages
      

  • Regard du silence
     

  • Regard de l'Onction terrible
     

  • Je dors, mais mon cœur veille
     

  • Regard de l'Eglise d'amour
      

 
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