Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992)
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum / Le tombeau resplendissant / Hymne
Orchestre National de Lyon • Jun Märkl
Olivier Messiaen’s uniquely distinctive and powerfully expressive musical voice drew strength from religious faith and nature. A prestigious commission, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum commemorates the dead of two World Wars through the transcendence of Christ’s Resurrection. Scored for winds and percussion, the work is conceived for and conjures up vast spaces. Le tombeau resplendissant and Hymne are early works, but equally filled with mystery and symbolism.