Messiaen – Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus
A unique chance as the Christmas season draws to a close to hear one of the pinnacles of the piano repertoire, performed by pianist and composer Rolf Hind. Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus, composed in 1944, is a suite of twenty pieces for solo piano, meditating on the infancy of Jesus. Across two hours, Messiaen draws an astonishing variety of harmonic colour and richness from the piano in music of extreme virtuosity and spiritual depth. Rarely performed in its entirety, the cycle is one of Messiaen’s greatest achievements, and Rolf Hind one of its leading modern interpreters.
Presented by MUSICON and Durham Cathedral
Tickets £15 Standard / £5 Student / £1 under-18s