Olivier Messiaen, Turangalila Symphonie (Hans Vonk & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)

19 diciembre 2008 | |

"I first heard Messiaen when I was 15 or 16—the Turangalîla-Symphonie—and just found it magical, especially with the ondes martenot swooping around with the strings (who seemed to be playing an entirely different piece of music). I didn't know it was allowed to write music like that. Also, it was the fact that he was still alive, still writing. I just latched on to him, partly in reaction to all the schlemiels who only liked twee classical music, but mainly because it was such other-worldly music."

Jonny Greenwood

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