Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester I

Ingo Metzmacher Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano
Valérie Hartmann-Claverie Ondes Martenot

Olivier Messiaen

  • »Turangalîla«-Symphonie

Sonic transformations

The fury of mortality examined through the lens of a fateful, all-consuming love: Olivier Messiaen’s »Turangalîla« Symphony presents itself as a musical examination of love, death and the passing of things as well as, according to the composer, the »divine influence on cosmic events«. It is both a monumental love song and an ode to joy. To realise this vision, Messiaen writes highly suggestive music that unites the numerous stylistic features of his oeuvre.