Tomorrow evening, the German Radio (Deutschlandfunk) will be presenting the new CD by Susanne Kessel in hommage to Olivier Messiaen on the 20th anniversary of his death. I have created soundscapes based on the life and works of Olivier Messiaen for this CD. I hope that you can listen the 28th of May at 22h.
The CD will be released by Oehms Classics this Summer.
Below is the announcement from the Deutschlandfunk:
Susanne Kessel spielt Klaviermusik von Leon Milo und Olivier Messiaen
Vorgestellt von Robert Nemecek
Punktgenau zum 20. Todestag von Olivier Messiaen (1912 -1992) präsentiert die experimentierfreudige Bonner Pianistin Susanne Kessel ihr Messiaen-Projekt, das auch Kompositionen des amerikanischen Komponisten und Schlagzeugers Leon Milo (*1956) enthält.
Die Aufnahmen aus dem Kammermusiksaal im Deutschlandfunk erscheinen im Sommer 2012 bei Oehms Classics.Aufnahmen vom Januar 2012 aus dem Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal
Messiaen's piano works performed by pianist Susanne Kessel alternating with electronic soundscapes by Leon Milo, which are thematically and sonically based on the life and works of Olivier Messiaen.
The Bonn pianist Susanne Kessel plays piano recitals at home and abroad, she has won several competitions, including the International Schubert Competition and recorded the music for several feature filmsand short films. Their numerous CD recordings receive international recognition. In addition to classical piano music, it plays an extensiverepertoire of contemporary and heads a private piano class in Bonn.She is a jury member of several competitions, including "Young Musicians" at the state and federal level.