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Messiaen’s love song

Listening course

this event is part of

TOPSTUK MESSIAEN 2023

course
eye-opener
Fri 05 May 2023 -15.00
Kamermuziekzaal
start 15.00
expected end time 16.30
All prices include booking fees.

Get to know Messiaen and his musical language

In his Turangalîla Symphony Olivier Messiaen brings together a rich palette of influences: the myth of Tristan and Isolde and the accompanying references to Wagner, rhythmic elements from Indian music, the unearthly electronic sounds of the ondes Martenot, Asian coloured percussion and a massive orchestra. Maarten Beirens guides us through this dramatic and imposing orchestral work, which Messiaen described with a strong sense of understatement as ‘a love song’.

 

performers

Maarten Beirens: lecturer

Fri 05 May 2023 -15.00
Kamermuziekzaal
start 15.00
expected end time 16.30
All prices include booking fees.