Johannes Riponensis Posted March 12 Share Posted March 12 Years ago, I recall a Saturday morning Radio 3 Record Review (or similar) programme in which Olivier Messiaen was heard playing BWV 671 Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (Clavierübung 3). At the point where Bach's music plunges into remarkable chromaticisms over the final statement of the chorale in the pedal (final 12 bars), Messiaen broke off and substituted his own startling improvisation, equally fantastic (in the proper sense of the word), but in a totally different aesthetic. Did anyone else hear this broadcast, by any chance? I have searched high and low through R3 archives on BBC Sounds, but have been unable to track it down. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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