Yvonne Loriod

Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen

Also known as Loriod, Yvone Loriod, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Yvonne Loriot
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.oliviermessiaen.org/loriod.htm

Discography of Yvonne Loriod:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Turangalîla-Symphonie 11 Audio 1991 Deutsche Grammophon
2 Sept Haïkaï, Couleurs De La Cité Céleste, Un Vitrail Et Des Oiseaux, Oiseaux Exotiques 5 Audio 2000 Montaigne
3 Des Canyons Aux Étoiles... , Les Offrandes Oubliées, Hymne Au Saint-Sacrement 16 Audio 2004 Apex
4 El Amor Brujo, Nights In The Gardens Of Spain 3 Audio Westminster
5 Sept Haïkaï / Kammersymphonie Op. 9 (1906) / 3 Orchesterstücke (1910) 3 Audio 1973
6 Des Canyons Aux Étoiles... 12 Audio 1977 Erato
7 Huit Préludes / Quatre Études De Rythme 14 Audio 1968 Erato
8 Concert À Quatre · Les Offrandes Oubliées · Le Tombeau Resplendissant · Un Sourire 9 Audio 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
9 Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus 20 Audio 1993 Erato
10 Catalogue D'Oiseaux 13 Audio 1971 Erato
11 Visions De L'Amen / Cantéyodjayâ 10 Audio 2001 Accord
12 Turangalîla-Symphonie 11 Audio 1991
13 Catalogue D'Oiseaux 13 Audio 1959
14 Hommage A Olivier Messiaen 5 Audio 1988 Disques Montaigne
15 La Transfiguration De Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ; Réveil Des Oiseaux 17 Audio 2000 Hänssler Classic
16 Sept Haïkaï / Kammersymphonie / 3 Orchesterstücke 18 Audio 1964 Disques Adès
17 Sept Haïkaï / Kammersymphonie / 3 Orchesterstücke 18 Audio 1964 Disques Adès
18 Turangalila Symphonie 11 Audio Vega
19 Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus I-IX 9 Audio 1956
20 Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus X-XV 6 Audio 1956 Vega
21 Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus XVI-XX 5 Audio 1956 Vega
22 Quartett Für Das Ende Der Zeit - Thema Und Variationen 16 Audio 2002
23 Works For Piano 6 Audio 1981 Musical Heritage Society
24 Turangalîla-Symphonie 11 Audio 1997 Musical Heritage Society
25 Turangalila Symphonie 11 Audio 1962 Vega
26 Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus Nos. I-XII 12 Audio 1958 Westminster
27 Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jésus Nos. XIII-XX 8 Audio 1958 Westminster
28 Turangalîla-Symphonie 11 Audio 2005 Deutsche Grammophon
29 7 Haïkaï / Kammersymphonie / 3 Orchesterstücke 3 Audio


French pianist, born 20 January 1924 in Houilles (Seine et Oise, France). Died 17 May 2010 in Saint-Denis (France). Sister of [a=Jeanne Loriod].

Wife of [a=Olivier Messiaen], whose pupil she was at the Paris Conservatoire in 1941, and whom she married in 1961. Messiaen quickly saw in Yvonne Loriod somebody whose technique could interpret his music as he saw it. He dedicated "Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus", "Visions de l'Amen", "Catalogue d'Oiseaux", "La Fauvette des Jardins", "Petites esquisses d'oiseaux" and most of the piano parts in his orchestral works to her.

Yvonne Loriod was also a composer, writing several works including "Grains de cendre" (1946) for Ondes Martenot, piano and voice; but the only one to be performed in public was probably "Trois Mélopées africaines" for flute, ondes Martenot, piano and drum.

She was also a renowned concertist and soloist, performing for instance 22 of Mozart's concertos in a single week or premiering Boulez's "Structures, Book 2", in 1961 at Donaueschingen.


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