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Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

#1 – Regard du Père

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Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus by Olivier Messiaen

“At the origins, this work had to accompany the poems of Maurice Toesca, La Nativité, a project for radio. Playing Vingt Regards sur l`Enfant – Jésus, I imagined the words which could follow the music, the voice of the actor reading the poems, the atmosphere of Christmas, people after the 2nd World War listening it to the radio like a ray of hope after so much craziness of destruction.

The violence is present also in this cycle, a terrible and extremely one. Jesus himself was a victim of it. In Regards we find the chaos before the creation, but also the tenderness of the motherhood, the image of a sweet sleep of Child Jesus, the wonderful freedom and joy of birds… And after all, in the end, Messiaen shows us the Christian window for peace and freedom, which is love.”

Anca Elena.

Anca Elena and Pianists Corner offer you a rendezvous every two weeks. Each rendezvous will contain one Regard. The first episode will be released first week of December.

#1 – Regard du Père

Et Dieu dit: «Celui-ci est mon Fils bien-aimé en qui j’ai mis toutes mes complaisances …»

And God said: ‘This is my beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased …’

Olivier Messiaen.

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus by Guido Reni

“The image of God, full of power, mystery and love… Is it a chorus which is singing that theme or there are bells which are sending us their vibrations, like an intuition ? The Theme of God opens the Regards in tranquility, equality and harmony, in a perfect state of mind over human understanding.”

Anca Elena.


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