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Wang, Lartigau, and the BSO, in Messiaen's "Turangalîla-symphonie"

Yuja Wang, Andris Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony onstage at Symphony Hall during a performance of Messiaen's Turangalila-symphonie.
Robert Torres
Yuja Wang, Andris Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Encore broadcast on Monday, April 22

French composer Olivier Messiaen was famously synesthetic, “hearing” colors as harmony and seeing colors in sound. Turangalîla-symphonie summed up the composer’s passions for nature, birdsong, Catholicism, Eastern philosophy and music, and romantic love as embodied in the legend of Tristan and Isolde. Andris Nelsons conducts, Yuja Wang plays the work’s substantial piano part, and Cécile Lartigau performs the rarely heard ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument invented in 1925.

Andris Nelsons, conductor 
Yuja Wang, piano 
Cécile Lartigau, ondes Martenot 

Olivier MESSIAEN Turangalîla-symphonie

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