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Messiaen’s Catalogue of Birds

  • Wednesday 6 July 2022
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £12

Pianists from Chetham’s School of Music perform Messiaen’s full Catalogue d’Oiseaux, or Catalogue of Birds, in an extraordinary day of concerts.

The remarkable work for piano solo consists of 13 pieces, divided into seven books. It is the longest, and often said to be the greatest, of all Messiaen’s piano works.

The fiendishly difficult piece creates an evocative sound picture of individual birds and their calls.

The day will be broken into four concerts, beginning at 11am. Your ticket gives access to all four concerts. Audiences are welcome to join performers for all four concerts, or dip into any individual concert(s).

11-11.50am

Book 1:
Le Chocard des Alpes 8 minutes 18 seconds (8.18)
Le Loriot 8.35
Le Merle bleu 11.35

Book 2:
Le Traquet stapazin 14.11

12-12.50pm

Book 3:
La Chouette hulotte 7.33
L’Alouette lulu 7.42

Book 4:
La Rousserolle effarvatte 31.55

2-2.40pm

Book 5:
L’Alouette calandrelle 5.38
La Bouscarle 12.45

Book 6:
Le Merle de roche 19.09

3-3.30pm

Book 7:
La Buse variable 11.18
Le Traquet rieur 5.35
Le Courlis cendré 10.24

All dates & times

  • Wednesday 6 July 202211am
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