A Messiaen double bill at the Barbican

Messiaen L’Ascension Messiaen Turangalîla Symphony BBC Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo conductor Steven Osborne piano Cynthia Millar ondes martenot Wednesday 24th May 2017 The authors of ArtMuseLondon must confess to a certain fascination with the Ondes Martenot, that strange early electronic instrument which stars in Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony. We first encountered the instrument at an earlier…