One of the tours de force of the pianist's repertoire, with some passages of ferocious difficulty - but also extraordinarily beautiful. Not for the faint-hearted, this will really give the technique a work-out. Because Messiaen is still in copyright the edition is, of course, very expensive, but it is well printed on creamy paper which is pleasing to the eye. Just as well, because the notes will make you think you are seeing double!
- (Cambridge, United Kingdom)