This page lists all recordings of Le Merle noir for flute and piano by Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen (1908-92)
Inconnu. In-8 (14 x 22 cm), gravure en noir pour illustrer l'Histoire naturelle de Buffon ; Pl. 20 : la draine, la litorne, le mauvis, le moqueur, le merle noir, le merle à plastron blanc, le merle rose huppé ; bel état. Seller Inventory # dd591. More information about this seller | Contact this seller 8. The Paris Conservatory Flute Concours was the most highly regarded flute contest in Paris in the (musical) Romantic Period. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Paris was home to the world's cultural elite. At this time the Paris Conservatoire was considered to be the finest institute in France for music studies.
Le Merle Noir , written in 1952 by Olivier Messiaen is a chamber work for Flute and Piano that lasts 5 minutes and is one of the most remarkable pieces of the Flute repertoire. Based on the study of bird songs, this piece is very technical and challenging, with many details to focus on and would therefore be a fit for advanced students. That influence is also present here with the recording of Le Merle Noir (ʻThe Blackbirdʼ), for flute and piano. Flautist Daniel Pailthorpe takes the songs of the blackbird, playing over a piano part almost representing the topographic background. Le Merle Noir in Context of Messiaen's Music Le Merle Noir didn't just indicate a change of direction for the Conservatoire flute syllabus, it marked the beginning of a new chapter in Messiaen's compositional style. Peter Hill has recently written that the years between 1945 and 1951 were for Messiaen marked by "radical experiment". Le merle noir (The Blackbird), for flute and piano, was written in 1951 as a test piece for the Paris Conservatoire. After the the sustained notes of the piano have fade away, the flute plays a passage, its inspiration derived from the song of the forest bird. Messiaen · Chamber Music Quatuor pour la fin du temps Le Merle Noir · Vocalise-Étude Thème et Variations François Benda, Clarinet Ivan Monighetti, Cello Cédric Pescia, Piano Felix Renggli, Flute Nurit Stark, Violin Quatuor pour la fin du temps for violin, clarinet, cello and piano