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Proms 2015 Prom 38: Messiaen – Turangalîla Symphony

Prom 38: Messiaen – Turangalîla Symphony
Prom 38: Messiaen – Turangalîla Symphony
19:30 Thu 13 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Messiaen’s monumental work is performed by the BBC Philharmonic. Plus, there’s a rare chance to hear 'Three Mantras' by the 20th-century British composer John Foulds.
Messiaen’s monumental work is performed by the BBC Philharmonic. Plus, there’s a rare chance to hear 'Three Mantras' by the 20th-century British composer John Foulds.

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Hindu philosophy is the guiding thread through this Prom of music by one of the 20th century’s undisputed masters and one of its neglected mavericks. Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony translates the ‘curious, exquisite, unexpected melodic contours’ of the Hindu tradition for Western ears. John Foulds’s music was heavily influenced by his spiritual fascination with India; his style shifts in his Three Mantras from the rhythmic violence of Stravinsky to meditative loveliness and the sleek modernism of Ravel.

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