This 18-CD box set offers a comprehensive overview of Messiaen's work in recordings. Made between 1963 and 2000 by the Warner labels Erato and Teldec. The performers include the composer himself, the pianist Yvonne Loriod (his wife). Pierre Boulez, Marie-Claire Alain, and other champions of Messiaen's work. As unique bonus, a full CD is devoted to an extensive interview with Messiaen.
Recorded in 1988 in which he speaks about bird-song, color, travel. Religious faith, opera and an avant-garde. Yvonne Loriod, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Katia and. Olivier Messiaen, Marie-Claire Alain, organ.
Jeanne Loriod, Dominique Kim, ondes Martenot. Maria Oran, Rachel Yakar, soprano.
Warner Classics, 2564 62162-2, France, 2000. Warner Music UK Ltd, EratoDisques, Radio France. Includes 310 page booklet with photos, notes, lyrics.Text in English and French. CDs, box, and booklet are all excellent condition.