WQXR – Gloria Cheng and Calder Quartet Bring Messiaen and Saariaho to Light

On their new CD, “The Edge of Light,” the wildly adventurous West Coast keyboard virtuoso Gloria Cheng and the even wilder Calder Quartet help to contextualize Olivier Messiaen’s titanic legacy by pairing a 1929 piano suite and a 1991 quintet with 21st-century pieces by Kaija Saariaho, Messiaen’s heir apparent in the present day…

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