The Edge of Light

Messiaen / Saariaho



Grammy® Award-winner Gloria Cheng (“an invaluable new-music advocate” – THE NEW YORK TIMES) brings an exquisite array of touch to this program which couples the first mature works of Olivier Messiaen with the darkly radiant music of Kaija Saariaho (who attended this first recording of her “Ballade” and “Prelude”). The Calder Quartet joins Ms. Cheng for Saariaho’s 2003 trio “Je sens un deuxième cœur” and Messiaen’s “Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes”.

“One of our most gratifying Messiaen pianists (...) she phrased with warmth and made the piano resound in a way that made Messiaen irresistible.” - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES