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Harawi, xii. Dans le noir
Seeded by christopheradler on 19 May 2015
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Author: Christopher Adler
Harawi: chant d’amour et de mort by Olivier Messiaen Stephanie Aston, soprano Christopher Adler, piano Recorded live in concert April 24, 2015 at the University of San Diego Watch the complete performance on the Harawi playlist Video by Tina Tallon / SALT arts documentation http://www.stephanieaston.com http://www.christopheradler.com Harawi, written by Messiaen in 1945, is a multi-layered love story. It tells the story of Tristan and Isolde as well as the Andean myth of “Piruc¸a” or “Piroutcha,” a story of unattainable love. It is the story of a metamorphosis of human love into a divine or cosmic love. Some scholars even state that it tells some part of Messiaen’s own love story, perhaps his grief at the fading mental capacity of his first wife, Claire Delbos, or the exciting but unlikely idea of a relationship with his soon to be second wife, Yvonne Loriod. ‘Harawi’ is the Quechua term, also known as “Yaravi” in Spanish, for a melancholy song on the idea of tragic love. Messiaen
Composer: Christopher Adler
Instrument: Piano ; Khaen