Concerts

The Game of Love and Death

October 8, 2010 at 7 pm — Estonia kontserdisaal

Olivier Messiaen
“Turangalila-Symphony” for piano, ondes Martenot and orchestra

François Weigel (piano, France)
Thomas Bloch (ondes Martenot France)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV

The Sanskrit word turangalila is rich in meanings. According to Messiaen’s own definition, it means the song of love, a hymn to love, and simultaneously to joy, time, movement, rhythm, life and death. “This is a hymn that can only be felt when joy arrives amidst sorrow. This is superhuman joy — overflowing, blinding, boundless. Love is of the same kind — fateful and irresistible, its symbol being the love potion of Tristan and Isolde.” (Olivier Messiaen).

In its entirety, Messiaen’s “Turangalila-Symphony” is performed in Estonia for the first time. The orchestra is conducted by Nikolai Alekseev, conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Het Gelders Orkest in the Netherlands. From 2001-2010 he was the principal conductor and artistic director of ERSO.

Kontserdi korraldaja ERSO
Piletid: 180 EEK (11.50 €), 120 EEK (7.67 €) / 70 EEK (4.47 €)