La Nativite Du Seigneur
This recording of Jennifer Bate, one of the foremost international organists of our day, playing Olivier Messaien's La NativitÃ© du Seigneur was made in the magnificent setting of Norwich Cathedral, when a capacity audience gave her virtuoso performance a prolonged ovation.
Messiaen's religious works for the organ have been compared with those of Beethoven in their greatness for the solo instrument. La NativitÃ© du Seigneur is no exception: its virtuosity embraces a magnificent cycle of nine meditations on the Christmas message. Bate's recordings of Messaien's complete organ works have won international acclaim and many prestigious awards.