- Composer: Messiaen
- Audio CD (June 1 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Ncl
- ASIN: B00004WJVS
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,330 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Turanglila-Symphonie: I. Introduction|
|2. Turanglila-Symphonie: II. Chant d'amour 1|
|3. Turanglila-Symphonie: III. Turangalila 1|
|4. Turanglila-Symphonie: IV Chant d'amour 2|
|5. Turanglila-Symphonie: V. Joie du sang des etoiles|
|6. Turanglila-Symphonie: VI. Jardin du sommeil|
|7. Turanglila-Symphonie: VII. Turangalila 2|
|1. Turanglila-Symphonie: VIII. Developpement de l'Amour|
|2. Turanglila-Symphonie: IX. Turangalila 3|
|3. Turanglila-Symphonie: X. Final|
|4. L'ascension: I. Majeste du Christ demandant sa gloire a son Pere|
|5. L'ascension: II. Alleluia sereins d'une ame qui desire le ciel|
|6. L'ascension: III. Alleluia sur la trompette, Alleluia sur la cymbale|
|7. L'ascension: IV. Priere du Christ montant vers son Pere|
Other reviewers have praised the orchestra, the soloists and Naxos; I acknowledge them all but would like to add my nine-penneth. This work (Tuangalila) is possibly or even probably, the single most important work of the twentieth century. It is huge, it is a cartoon soundtrack, it is profound and it is mind-blowing. Messiaen alone could have welded such a work from such disparate parts and made them a glorious whole.
To put it simply I like Messiaen, I like Naxos, and this has to be one of their finest disks. I take my hat off to all concerned.
You always have to fasten your musical seat belts when dealing with the mightly enigmatic music of Messiaen. No exception here. Yet Wit and his band seem to have their stuff together on this recording. This makes for Messiaen as it should be...free, full of life, without losing vision and insight.
The price alone should be enough to persuade those unsure souls who've yet to enter Messiaen's musical world to give it a whirl. If not, let me encourage you--take the leap! This recording will not disappoint.