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Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie

Angela Hewitt, Valérie Hartmann-Claverie, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

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Turangalîla-symphonie  
1
I. Introduction. Modéré, un peu vif
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
6:32
2
II. Chant d’amour (Love song) I. Modéré, lourd
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
8:02
3
III. Turangalîla I. Presque lent, rêveur
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
5:23
4
IV. Chant d’amour II. Bien modéré
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
10:19
5
V. Joie du Sang des Étoiles. Vif, passionné avec joie
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
6:11
6
VI. Jardin du Sommeil d’amour. Très modéré, très tendre
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
9:52
7
VII. Turangalîla II. Un peu vif, bien modéré
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
3:52
8
VIII. Développement d’amour. Bien modéré
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
11:37
9
IX. Turangalîla III. Bien modéré
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
5:37
10
X. Final. Modéré, presque vif, avec une grande joie
Olivier Messiaen; Angela Hewitt; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
7:32
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    74:57
"Four Stars ... radiant ... this is a performance of distinctive, evocative character, full of pertinent, dramatic incident and structured with confidence and vigour."
- The Telegraph

"Lintu's awareness of internal balance is masterly ... in the genteel sixth movement Lintu makes Messiaen's competing layers dance sensually around each other.”
- Gramophone

Pianist Angela Hewitt and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra devote this programme to Olivier Messiaen's mammoth Turangalîla-Symphonie, conducted by Hannu Lintu. The symphony also calls for a rare, early electro-acoustic instrument, the ondes Martenot, played here by Valérie Hartmann-Claverie. Turangalîla has been described as a symphony of love but it is also much more. The composer himself says his symphony means "all at the same time song of love, hymn to joy, time, movement, rhythm, life and death."
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ondine Studio Masters

Recording: Helsinki Music Centre, 13-16 January, 2014
Recording Producer: Laura Heikinheimo
Recording Engineer: Enno Mäemets, EditRoom Oy
Assistant Recording Engineer: Anna-Kaisa Kemppi
Mixing and Mastering: Enno Mäemets, EditRoom Oy
Publisher: Durand
Cover: Petra Roeder / DreamsTime
Messiaen painting: HNH International Ltd.
Artist photos: Tuomo Manninen
Booklet editor: Joel Valkila
Design: Armand Alcazar

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