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Luca Turin

Biophysicist, fragrance expert and leading proponent of the vibrational theory of smell, Luca Turin presents a selection of music he associates with his favourite scents.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean‐Joseph Mouret

    Rondeau

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Director: Anthony Newman.
    • SONY : SK 66-244.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Concerto For Flute, Violin And Chamber Orchestra

    Performer: Janne Thomsen. Performer: Bohuslav Matoušek. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67671.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images - Set 1: Reflet dans l'eau

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10497 [1].
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images - Set 2: Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 1-0497.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet No.1 In B Flat Major, Op.18

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 477-9301.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Enrique Santos Discépolo

    Esta Noche Me Emborracho

    Performer: Carlos Gardel. Performer: Carlos Gardel.
    • 16 Exitos vol.1.
    • Capitol.
    • 6.
  • Howard Skempton

    Lento

    Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • NMC : nmc-d005.
    • NMC.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Prelude in B flat major, Op.11

    Performer: Christopher O’Riley.
    • Image Recordings : 5637422478.
    • Image Recordings.
    • 5.
  • Samuel Barber

    Concerto Op.14 For Violin And Orchestra

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • EMI CLASSIC 72435 260023.
    • EMI Classic.
    • 6.
  • Vishal-Shekhar

    Zehnaseeb

    Performer: Chinmayi Sripada. Performer: Shekhar Ravjiani.
    • Hasee Toh Phasee.
    • Sony Music.
    • 5.
  • Ralph Towner

    Blue Sun

    Performer: Ralph Towner.
    • ECM : 8293912.
    • ECM.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No.10 In A Flat Major, Op.118

    Ensemble: Fitzwilliam String Quartet.
    • DECCA : 433-0782.
    • DECCA.
    • 11.
  • Egberto Gismonti

    Loro

    Performer: Egberto Gismonti. Performer: Egberto Gismonti. Performer: Mauro Senise. Performer: Zeca Assumpção. Performer: Nene.
    • Sanfona.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Op.83

    Performer: Anda Géza. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Deustche Grammophon : 4311622.
    • Deustche Grammophon.
    • 4.

Luca Turin’s Fragrance and Music Matches

Diorama (Edmond Roudnitska for Dior 1949): Mouret’s Rondeau                                   

Cristalle (Henri Robert for Chanel 1974): Martinu’s Concerto for flute, violin and chamber orchestra Mvt 1                     

Apres L’Ondee (Jacques Guerlain 1906): Debussy’s Images ‘Reflet dans l’eau’ and ‘Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut’                                               

Emeraude (Francois Coty 1921): Brahms String Sextet no. 1 in B flat major Op.18 Mvt 1                                               

Habanita (Molinard 1921): Enrique Santos Discépolo Esta Noche Me Emborracho                                               

Shaïna (Atelier Delteil release date unknown): Howard Skempton’s Lento                                   

Nombre Noir (Jean-Yves Leroy for Shiseido 1982): Scriabin’s Prelude in B-flat Major                                               

Chamade (Paul Guerlain 1969): Barber’s Violin Concerto Opus 14                                                

Vivre (Molyneux 1971): Vishal-Shekhar’s ‘Zehnaseeb’ from the Bollywood  musical Hasee Toh Phasee                                                           

New York (Patricia de Nicolai 1989): Ralph Towner’s Blue Sun                                               

Vetiver (Jean-Paul Guerlain 1961): Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 10 in A flat major Op.118 – 1st mvt                                              

Chinatown (Aurelien Guichard for Bond No 9 2005): Egberto Gismonti’s Lôro

Tanismal (Luca’s own creation - flexitral molecule 2008): Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.83 – 4th mvt

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