Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester / Ingo Metzmacher
Below the horizon of eternity, Messiaen composed his late works – including his final composition, Éclairs sur l’Au-delà. Its rays are not of this world. They touch what moved Messiaen throughout his life: bird song, the internal order of time, the Divine secret, the shudder of the apocalypse, the sound of colour and the hymn of love, which he sung as intensively as only Wagner had before him. In the programme of the German Symphony Orchestra at musikfest berlin they are preceded by a work that opened new horizons for Richard Wagner towards Tristan und Isolde, his great hymn of love: the Wesendonck-Lieder, sung by Angela Denoke (in place of Katarina Dalayman, due to illness).