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TokyoTurangalîla

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

ClevelandTurangalîla

Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie
The Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst; Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Cynthia Millar
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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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Seattle begins New Year with Beethoven's Ninth

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
To open the new year, Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot chose a standard work, Beethoven’s Ninth, prefaced with an unusual one by French composer Olivier Messaien. 
***11
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Romps, romance and risk at the Berwaldhallen

Yuja Wang, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Swedish Radio SO © Arne Hyckenberg
Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yuja Wang at the Baltic Sea Festival.
****1
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