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The Powerful & Captivating Performance!,
This review is from: Messiaen: Turangalīla-Symphonie & Quatuor pour la fin du temps (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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Initial post: 3 Nov 2010 21:52:13 GMT
Max Planck says:
I'm with you on this one. First heard the Previn recording about 30 years ago, and have heard many more since. But none yet that I think surpass it.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2012 21:29:03 BDT
Spurred partly by this review and partly by great respect for Previn, I bought this. But I was very disappointed. This reading is crude. Although the work does have vulgar moments, it needs more subtlety. There are many better - Nagano is one and is very cheap to download at the moment.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2012 09:44:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Aug 2012 09:44:50 BDT
This was also recorded prior to Messiaen's revisions, so is, in effect, an earlier version of the score than, say Tortelier or Chung. I've not made a detailed comparison (and it's been a long time since I last heard Previn's recording), so I don't know how much of a difference that will make.
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