«How does he do it, being outside of time?»

An interview with Yvonne Loriod

Thomas Meyer
On May 17th 2010 the French pianist Yvonne Loriod died in Saint-Denis, just outside Paris. Olivier Messiaen’s widow and former student, she created many of his works, always setting extraordinary standards for future interpretations. Thomas Meyer could spend a long time discussing with her in 2004, shortly before her 80th birthday, evoking her youth, her student years, birds, and, of course, the music of Messiaen.

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