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Work: Turangalîla-Symphonie

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ComposerMessiaen, Olivier (1908-1992)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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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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