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Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus
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on 26 September 2003
This has to be one of the outstanding piano recordings of recent years. I was going to get the never less than excellent Pierre-Laurent Aimard's recording of this work until I heard parts of this recording on Radio 3 Composer of the Week. Osborne's playing is thrilling on this disc. His command of the keyboard ranges from an almost mesmerising stillness to explosive moments of bravura, with a rich palette of a hundred colours and tones in between. He does full justice to a piano work which is perhaps both one of the masterpieces and oddities of keyboard writing in the twentieth century, by turns medidative, simple, dissonant, multi-layered, and even infused with a kind of Lisztian virtuosic swagger. Osborne is a real talent and one can only hope that we hear more from him soon. The sound is excellent too. In all, a must for all piano enthusiasts.
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on 18 January 2016
As riveting as Osborne's magisterial performance at the Wigmore Hall some 5 years or more ago at The Wigmore Hall. Together with the Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps you penetrate to the essence of our debt to Messiaen.
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