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BBC Prom 13: Des Canyons aux Étoiles

Royal Albert Hall / London / Music

Olivier Messiaen’s title means “From the canyons to the stars …” This piece was commissioned by Alice Tully in 1971, took inspiration from the vast spaces in Utah and Arizona, and finds music in birdsong, wind, and the desert’s shifting sands. —L.J.

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