Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In Gowns of Vibrant Color

"Ms. Loriod’s performances, in gowns of vibrant color, were exciting to watch, and even more so to hear." That's from the New York Times obituary of Yvonne Loriod, the pianist, who recently passed away. She was the inspiration and wife of Messiaen. Here is some video. Messiaen is out in the woods, transcribing the birdsong he liked to use in his work. Then Ms. Loriod plays like crazy.