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ToulouseCimes de la modernité

Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; Kazuki Yamada; Roger Muraro; Cynthia Millar

StuttgartLe poème de l'extase

Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Scriabin
SWR Symphony Orchestra; Eliahu Inbal; Christina Landshamer; Christoph Grund; Christine Ott; SWR Vokalensemble

MannheimLe poème de l'extase

Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Scriabin
SWR Symphony Orchestra; Eliahu Inbal; Christina Landshamer; Christoph Grund; Christine Ott; SWR Vokalensemble

FreiburgLe poème de l'extase

Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Scriabin
SWR Symphony Orchestra; Eliahu Inbal; Christina Landshamer; Christoph Grund; Christine Ott; SWR Vokalensemble
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Mälkki makes her mark in Saariaho, missed in Messiaen

Susanna Malkki © Simon Fowler
Mälkki triumphs in the subtleties of Saariaho, stumbles in the ecstasies of Messiaen. 
***11
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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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