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VeniceEnsemble L’itinéraire

Alvarado Bonilla, Idrobo Arce, Zea Gomez, Rizo-Salom, Hernandez Sanchez, Suárez-Cifuentes
Mathieu Romano; Elise Chauvin; Anne Mercier; Lucia Peralta

TokyoTurangalîla

Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Paavo Järvi; Roger Muraro; Cynthia Millar

Los AngelesMälkki Conducts Messiaen

Saariaho, Messiaen
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Susanna Mälkki; Xavier de Maistre; Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Cynthia Millar

BerlinSymphoniekonzert mit Ingo Metzmacher

Messiaen, Shostakovich
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Gijs Leenaars; Cédric Tiberghien; Nathalie Forget; Mikhail Petrenko; Rundfunkchor Berlin

HamburgNDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Ingo Metzmacher

Messiaen, Shostakovich
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester; Ingo Metzmacher; Mikhail Petrenko; Cédric Tiberghien; Nathalie Forget; NDR Chor
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Prom 6: Love laid bare in a passionate Turangalîla

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Revelling in the luscious orchestrations and sumptuous melodies, it was a rare treat to bask in such obvious delight from both conductor and orchestra.
*****
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Thibaudet powers through an ecstatic Turangalîla in Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Cynthia Millar joined Franz Welser-Möst for a jaw-dropping performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie.
****1
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Tremendous Turangalîla from the RLPO

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
A highlight of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's season, tackling a piece not attempted by the orchestra for almost 50 years.
*****
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Messiaen's Song of Love in Leeds

Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Chances to hear Messiaen's epic Turangalîla-Symphonie are few and far between and should be grasped accordingly.
***11
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Ecstatically uncomfortable: a revelatory, risk-taking Turangalîla in Birmingham

Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
Sakari Oramo pushes the BBC Symphony Orchestra to breaking point at Symphony Hall
*****
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Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
Luis Buñuel's derision at the sense of entitlement of over-privileged, self-righteous prigs shines through a high quality operatic adaptation.
****1
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Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall is inaugurated

The Elbphilharmonie © Maxim Schulz
Thomas Hengelbrock and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra open Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie concert-hall with a traversal of music through the ages, from a Renaissance motet to Wolfgang Rihm's latest work.
****1
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