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Notes & Reviews:
The Telegraph, 22nd July 2014
This is a performance of distinctive, evocative character, full of pertinent, dramatic incident and structured with confidence and vigour.
Gramophone Magazine, September 2014
Lintu's awareness of internal balance is masterly. The machine-like tutti that follows the first-movement piano cadenza marches relentlessly forwards, strings crooning high above the extreme bump and grind of wind and percussion; in the genteel sixth movement Lintu makes Messiaen's competing layers dance sensually around each other.
American Record Guide, November/December 2014
With this kind of competition, any new recording must bring something new to the table. They play well, with terrific elan, and Hannu Lintu brings a real sense of adventure and fun to the work. He whips through the introductory chords before the final ecstatic coda with a let's-get-to-it urgency. He opts for wit and fantasy over ponderousness. Thanks to the crystalline recording, you can really hear the looping ondes Martinot and cascading piano, which are important parts of the work's surreal textures. Indeed, clarity and whimsy are what distinguish this recording.
Recording information: Helsinki Music Centre (01/13/2014-01/16/2014).
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Works DetailsMessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie, for piano, ondes martenot & orchestra, I/29
- Performers: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot); Angela Hewitt (Piano)
- Conductor: Hannu Lintu
- Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (01/13/2014-01/16/2014)
- Running Time: 73 min. 2 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1948-1990