My love of Messiaen introduced me to the Ondes Martenot... and with this disc Thomas Bloch has shown us the full capabilities of the instrument. The Messiean work is a delight, his performance the best I have heard of this work so far. The Martinu not a grade A piece, but his performance does it justice. Virtually all other works on the disc were new to me. Some are a challenge the first time through, not really intended as background music in any way. But soon I had a chance to really sit and listen and enjoyed all works. Clearly his technique is superb, no surprise there given his work on the Turringalia Syphony I had heard previously. But I did not know he was a composer of considerable merit. These works stand well on their own, an interest in Ondes Martenot not required. I look forward to more discs.