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Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie & Quatuor pour la fin du temps [CD]

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  • Audio CD (2 Jun 2008)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0018OAP5C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,059 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): IntroductionAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 6:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Chant d'amour IAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 8:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Turangalila IAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 5:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Chant d'amour IIAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra11:35Album Only
Listen  5. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Joie du sang des etoilesAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 6:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Jardin du sommiel d'amourAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra12:33Album Only
Listen  7. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Turangalila IIAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Developpement de l'amourAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra11:55Album Only


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): Turangalila IIIAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Turangalila Symphony (1997 - Remaster): FinalAndré Previn/Michel Béroff/Jeanne Loriod/London Symphony Orchestra 7:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Liturgie de cristalChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Vocalise pour l'Ange qui announce la fin du TempsChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Abîme des oiseauxChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 7:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': IntermèdeChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 1:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Lovange á l'Éternité de JésusChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 8:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettesChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 6:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Fouilles d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'ange qui announce la fin du TempsChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 7:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Lovange à L'Immortalité de JésusChristoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod 8:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: Thème. ModéréChristoph Poppen/Yvonne Loriod 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: I. Variation: ModéréChristoph Poppen/Yvonne Loriod 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: II. Variation: Un peu moins modéréChristoph Poppen/Yvonne Loriod 1:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: III. Variation: Modéré, avec éclatChristoph Poppen/Yvonne Loriod0:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: IV. Variation: Vif et passionéChristoph Poppen/Yvonne Loriod 1:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: V. Variation: Trés modéréChristoph Poppen/Yvonne Loriod 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Powerful & Captivating Performance! 25 May 2009
By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is a welcome reissue of the very powerful and enthralling account of Turangalila by Andre Previn. He creates gloriously vivid cacophony by letting each instrument speak loud and masterfully captures the magical atmosphere in the slow movements like no other conductors can manage. In the final climax, I've been let down many times by other recordings, but Previn delivers truly magnificent ending with massive dynamic range.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Messiaen introduction 26 May 2011
By cmk3001 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you've never heard anything by Messiaen, this is the perfect place to start. This 2 disc set contains performances of his 2 most popular works, the elusive, mysterious, hauntingly beautiful Quartet for the End of Time and the massive, sprawling, over-the-top extravaganza Turangalila Symphony. I'm an avid Messiaen fan, so naturally I have multiple recordings, and I can tell you both these performances stand with the absolute best. And best of all, it's dirt cheap.

The Turangalila was recorded in the mid 70s at Abbey Road studios and the sound quality is still magnificent. Though analog, you'd think it be top notch digital. Every section of the gargantuan orchestral forces required for this piece (I believe 100+ musicians) is brilliantly captured, including the all-important percussion section. Some of the bass drum thwacks will rattle the floor! The London Symphony Orchestra is one of the world's great orchestras, and they certainly sound like it here. Previn made a bunch of excellent recordings with them during the 70s and this is certainly one of the best of them. Big kudos also to Michel Beroff's performance of the wacky and insanely difficult piano part. It leaves nothing to be desired.

As for the Quartet, Messiaen's wife Yvonne plays the piano. Doesn't get more authentic and authoritative than that. Like the Symphony, it is a top-notch performance, interpretively and sonically. I would say this performance emphazises the powerful rhythms and raw emotions of the piece more than the otherworldly, ethereal qualities. The violin and cello in particular play with great vigor throughout. The 2 great slow movements have rarely sounded so simultaneously beautiful and anguished. And the frenetic 6th movement is played with great precision and zest.

This set also comes with a 3rd shorter piece for piano and violin, simply called Theme and Variations. It is less characteristic than the other 2 works, being an early work and not representative of Messiaen's distinct mature sound. But it is nevertheless a beautiful piece, beautifully performed.

So my personal favorite performances of both works are Chung on DG for the Symphony and Tashi on RCA for the Quartet. Which would cost around $25-30 bucks for both. These performances are pretty much just as good and this set is 11 bucks. Um yeah, a no brainer. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine recording - Unusual piece 16 May 2011
By Johann Sebastian Bach - Published on Amazon.com
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Most classical music lovers will associate Olivier Messiaen with his justly famous and revolutionary organ music, which combines his religious fervor born of devout Roman Catholicism with daring harmonies and bird-call imitations (he was a noted amateur or- nithologist). However, his main work for orchestra, the Turangalila Symphony goes one further in its conception. Yes,the fervor and
distinctive harmonies are there, but the piece is best known for his use of the then-new instrument called the Ondes Martenot
(roughly translated as vibrating waves). Its high-pitched, haunting, one of a kind sound has prompted countless imitations in
science-fiction and horror movies.

As to the performance, Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra give the work its due with unfailing attention to rhythm and
tonal color. You owe yourself to hear this work at least once, although one hopes you will be hooked to go back to it time and again. If I have any disappointment in the performance, it is not because of the artistry (which is is plentiful abundance) but
because the Ondes Martenot is not played by Yvonne Loriod for whom the part was written. However, the present performer does a fine job and this is perhaps nitpicking.

The Quartet for the End of Time, which serves as the filler to the set is equally well performed and ironically features Mr. Loriod
in the fiendishly difficult piano part.

Though these works have been recorded before and since, the present perfromance is just as good as any and makes a worthy addition
to the catalogue.
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