Simon Rattle conducts Messiaen’s “Turangalîla-Symphonie”

Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie is truly cosmic music: mystical, powerful, full of cascading winds and velvety strings, with the glittering electronic sounds of an ondes Mmartenot. There is also a complex, highly virtuosic piano part, which was played by none other than Pierre-Laurent Aimard in this concert. The Berliner Philharmoniker were conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Tristan Murail

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Sir Simon Rattle Chief conductor 2002–2018
Richard Wagner composer
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Olivier Messiaen composer

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