Building a Library, Turangalîla Symphony

Jeremy Thurlow recommends recordings of Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony

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Radio 3
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 09:00

Jeremy Thurlow recommends his personal favourite recordings of Messiaen's mythical masterpiece, the Turangalîla Symphony. At the time of writing the piece, between 1946-1948, Messaien was intrigued by the myth of Tristan and Isolde – this is the central work in the trilogy based on the Romantic themes of love and death alongside Harawi for piano with soprano, and the choral work Cinq rechants.