Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
on 26 May 2012
I couldn't believe my luck here. Having just listened to BBC Radio 3's Building a Library, in which various recordings of the Turangalila Symphony were compared (with this one coming out on top) I logged on to Amazon and found that there was a cheap MP3 available of this normally full priced item. How wonderful to be able to obtain a great recording of a great piece of music for under £3 - yeah, I know, but times are hard!
As for the music itself - I'm guessing that if you've taken the trouble to investigate this and other recordings of Turangalila, and read this and other reviews, you'll already know what to expect. If you need a more in-depth account of the piece, you won't have any problems finding informative and knowledgeable imput elsewhere - certainly better than I could offer. But as for this particular recording, I have to say I fully agree with the opinions of the Radio 3 reviewer: the scope, the nuance, the light and shade, the poetry and the dynamic are something special, and this recording manages to capture these qualities brilliantly.
Incidentally, if you've never downloaded from Amazon before, you'll find the whole procedure very straightforward and user-friendly.