Building a Library, Turangalîla Symphony
Jeremy Thurlow recommends recordings of Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony
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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.