With this year being the 100th anniversary of Messiaen’s birth, there’s lot of Messiaen in the air, and one of the most interesting things I’ve been asked to do recently is present Radio 3’s CD Review ‘Building a Library’ feature on the first and (in my opinion) the greatest of Messiaen’s organ cycles, La Nativité de notre Seigneur. The programme will be broadcast on Saturday 31st May, and can also be heard on the Radio 3 website for the following week, using ‘Listen Again’.
Published by Jeremy Thurlow
Jeremy Thurlow is a composer, writer and pianist. His music has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic, Sequitur, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Endymion, the Kreutzer Quartet, the Schubert Ensemble, the BBC Singers, Matthew Schellhorn, Rolf Hind, among many others. His book on Dutilleux is published in French by Millénaire III, and he has also written and broadcast on Messiaen and numerous other twentieth-century composers. View all posts by Jeremy Thurlow