Messiaen

La Nativité du Seigneur

2018

Richard Gowers's debut solo album was recorded in July 2017 in King's College Chapel. It was released in September 2018.

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'Disc of the Month', October 2018

MusicWeb International

"The intimacy and illumination of Gowers’ reading has brought this piece to life in ways I scarcely thought possible." 

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Gramophone Editor's Choice

'There is a sense here that he feels the music, that he shares much of the Messiaen’s vision and that he knows exactly what he wants the music to say to the listener.'

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MusicWeb International

'He displays not only great virtuosity but also considerable sensitivity and an evident understanding of and empathy with Messiaen’s visionary music.'

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In addition to La Nativité du Seigneur, Richard Gowers appears on several recordings with leading ensembles, including King's College Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Britten Sinfonia and Tiffin Boys Choir (to be released in 2020).

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© 2020 by Richard Gowers.

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