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Brussels Philharmonic

Brussels PhilharmonicJun Märkl conductor – Jan Michiels piano

Turangalîla-symphonie Olivier Messiaen

Brussels Philharmonic

Thomas Bloch ondes Martenot

Brussels Philharmonic

Turangalîla-symphonie Olivier Messiaen

Brussels Philharmonic

Brussels PhilharmonicJun Märkl conductor – Jan Michiels piano – Thomas Bloch ondes Martenot

Turangalîla-symphonie Olivier Messiaen


A concert with two soloists: the pianist Jan Michiels and Thomas Bloch, a man with a penchant for strange instruments. Bloch is one of the few who have mastered the secrets of the ondes martenot, an electronic keyboard forever associated with the music of Messiaen. The imposing Turangalîla symphony was inspired by the myth of Tristan and Isolde. "Turanga" in Sanskrit means time, movement, and rhythm; "lila" is a reference to the divine "game" of creation and destruction. A passionate work in which the composer expresses his faith in the all-surpassing power of love.

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