Olivier Messiaen: ‘Catalogue d’oiseaux’

Gregorio Benítez, piano


Gregorio Benítez, piano


O. Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseaux
IV. Le traquet stapazin
VIII. L’alouette calandrelle
VI. L’alouette lulu
II. Le loriot
X. Le merle de Roche
XIII. Le courlis cendré
XII. Le traquet rieur


Published in 1958, Catalogue d'oiseaux is Oliver Messiaen's most extensive work after his opera Saint François d'Assise. This landmark of 20th-century piano literature showcases the French composer's masterful integration of his three main compositional elements: rhythm, the sound-color relationship, and birdsongs. The score is a compilation of birdsong transcriptions and descriptive elements of various landscapes, immersing the listener in a rich musical universe.

Gregorio Benítez has been praised by international critics as an artist with a “hypnotic stage presence and an extraordinary palette of keyboard colors”. The pianist will present a selection of the most representative pieces from Catalogue d'oiseaux at the Palau, as part of an extensive tour in which he performs the complete solo piano works of Olivier Messiaen. 

Information and tickets

Dates and tickets

  • 17 May 2025
    20:00 h
    Petit Palau

Production information

Prices:15 €
Approximate:75 minutes (aprox) - With a 25 minute break
Organized by:Musik Temporis MS

Ticket sales start on September 2, 2024 at 09:00:00.

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Olivier Messiaen: ‘Catalogue d’oiseaux’