Yvonne Loriod

The Complete Vega Recordings (Reissue): 13CD Box Set


When the definitive history of 20th-century music comes to be written, Yvonne Loriod will find an honoured place as one of the most influential musicians of the time, not only due to her unique relationship with Messiaen (muse, inspirateur, interpreter), but as a devoted teacher, a dedicated champion of contemporary composers and a phenomenal pianist with a breathtakingly wide repertoire. To mark the occasion of what would have been her 100th birthday (20th January) Universal Music France is reissuing Yvonne Loriod’s complete Véga recordings in one 13-CD boxed set, including no less than eleven world premiere recordings therein.  A 64pp booklet includes personal and endearing essays by friends Claude Samuel, Nigel Simeone, and Loriod’s protégé Roger Muraro.

CD 1
Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K.396° | Fantasia & Fugue in C major, K.394°
Fantasia in C minor K.475° | Fantasia in D minor, K.397° | Rondo in D major, K.485°
Piano Concertos No. 1–2, K.37 & K.39°
Orchestre du Domaine musical / Pierre Boulez
°First CD release

CD 2
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 3-4, K.40-K.41°
Orchestre du Domaine musical / Pierre Boulez 
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K.331 ‘Alla Turca’°
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor°
°First CD release

CD 3
Chopin: 12 Études°
Schumann: 8 Novelletten°
°First CD release

CD 4
Albéniz: Iberia (Cahiers 1 to 3)*
*Complete for the first time on CD

CD 5
Albéniz: Iberia (Cahier 4)*
De Falla: Noches en los jardines de España
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Manuel Rosenthal
Schoenberg: Suite for seven instruments, op. 29
Marcel Naulais (E-flat clarinet) ∙ Guy Deplus (clarinet) ∙ Louis Montaigne (bass clarinet) ∙ Jacques Ghestem (violin) ∙ Serge Collot, (viola) ∙ Jean Huchot (cello) ∙ Pierre Boulez, conducting
Henze: Concerto per il Marigny
Orchestre du Domaine musical / Rudolf Albert
*Complete for the first time on CD

CD 6
Webern: Piano Variations, op. 27
Boulez: Piano Sonata No. 2
Barraqué: Piano Sonata°
Berg: Piano Sonata in B minor, op. 1
°First CD release

CD 7
Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen 
Olivier Messiaen (2nd piano)
Oiseaux exotiques
Orchestre du Domaine musical / Rudolf Albert

CD 8
Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (beginning)†
†First international CD release

CD 9
Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (conclusion)†
Catalogue d’oiseaux (Livre I)†
†First international CD release

CD 10
Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseaux (Livres II-V)†
†First international CD release

CD 11
Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseaux (Livres VI & VII)†
Sept Haïkaï, esquisses japonaises
Les Percussions de Strasbourg ∙ Orchestre du Domaine musical / Pierre Boulez
†First international CD release

CD 12
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie†
Jeanne Loriod (ondes Martenot) ∙ Orchestre Nati...

Release date: 12 January, 2024