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Gimeno Conducts Messiaen’s Epic Turangalîla
Gustavo Gimeno leads Messiaen’s colossal, mind-blowing ode to love—mesmerizing, fearlessly imaginative, and quite possibly the most unique experience you’ll ever have in a concert hall.
“It is a love song, a hymn to joy; love that is fatal, irresistible, transcending everything, suppressing everything outside; joy that is superhuman, overwhelming, blinding, unlimited”—this was Olivier Messiaen’s description for his epic and mind-blowing Turangalîla-Symphonie. Scored for a colossal orchestra, and featuring powerhouse solo roles for both piano and ondes Martenot (an early theremin-like electronic instrument with an otherworldly sound), it’s equal parts mesmerizing,View more
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