Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony; Quatuor pour la fin du temps

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COMPOSERS: Messiaen
LABELS: EMI
ALBUM TITLE: Messiaen
WORKS: Turangalîla Symphony; Quatuor pour la fin du temps
PERFORMER: Soloists, Peter Donohoe, Michel Béroff (piano); CBSO/Simon Rattle
CATALOGUE NO: 586 5252
Rattle’s heady Turangalîla, now an irresistible bargain, is muscular when necessary, but is full of delicate textural differentiation and rhythmic playfulness. A fine Quatuor pour la fin du temps, too. Terry Blain

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