CLAIRE DELBOS (1906-1959): L'Âme en Bourgeon, OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992): Poèmes pour mi, 3 Mélodies.
Catalogue Number: 05P067
Label: LAWO Classics
Description: Delbos was Messiaen's first wife and this eight-song cycle sets texts by Messiaen's mother, Cécile Sauvage, who wrote them while pregnant with her son. Delbos set them in 1937 while pregnant with her and Olivier's first child, so a circle is completed. She and Messiaen worked closely together and her cycle shares much musically and structurally with Poèmes pour Mi (Mi being Messiaen's nickname for Delbos). French-Norwegian texts. Liv Elise Nordskog (soprano), Signe Bakke (piano).