The great French organist and composer Olivier Messiaen wrote the Visions de l’Amen shortly after his return from German captivity as a POW. It is one of his most notable compositions for piano. In the seven Visions of Amen Messiaen examines the human narratives of earthly suffering and heavenly redemption. They are divided up emotionally and musically between the two instruments: I entrusted the first piano with the rhythmic difficulties, the chord clusters, everything pertaining to speed, charm and timbre. The second piano takes the lead in melody, the thematic elements, everything that radiates emotion and power.
Two outstanding musicians – Markus Hinterhäuser and Igor Levit – transform these visions into intoxicating sound.

Markus Hinterhäuser, Igor Levit – Piano