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Brussels Philharmonic & Kazushi Ono

Messiaen. Turangalîla

this event is part of

TOPSTUK MESSIAEN 2023

music
monumental
Fri 05 May 2023 -20.00
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Concertzaal
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00

Standard €25.00 - €44.00

Reduction -26 €13.00 - €22.50

All prices include booking fees.

Messiaen’s audience favourite inspired by love

‘The Turangalîla Symphony is a love song, a hymn to a superhuman, overwhelming, blinding and boundless joy. Love is fatal, irresistible, all-transcending...’ wrote Olivier Messiaen. Together with Harawi and Cinq rechants, his ten-movement Turangalîla Symphony is part of a Tristan trilogy from 1945-49. In these three compositions eternal love – symbolised by the story of Tristan and Isolde – is central. Messiaen pulls out all the stops, with a large orchestra, a substantial, almost solo piano part and the integration of the exotic and unearthly sound of the ondes Martenot, one of the earliest electronic instruments. Messiaen’s ode to all-consuming love is an impressive contribution to the symphonic repertoire.

programme

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Turangalîla Symphony

performers

Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Kazushi Ono: conductor
Jan Michiels: piano
Cynthia Millar: ondes Martenot

Fri 05 May 2023 -20.00
Take a choice subscription and receive up to -50% discount
Concertzaal
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00

Standard €25.00 - €44.00

Reduction -26 €13.00 - €22.50

All prices include booking fees.