A friend calls this 'music to take Valium to.' I have heard this whole symphony live and it is wonderful.
Another favourite, but be a bit careful
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Hmm ... not smitten, sorry Plucky. Sounds like backing for a horror movie to me. Not cheery.
No, I spose its not to everyone's taste. Its very long work (90mins), calling for a huge orchestra, including an Ondes Martinot. As a result, it doesn't get played much, which is a shame, I think.
At the concert, during the interval, before they played this, Me and Mrs Munky overheard one of the double-bass players, in the bar, saying to his mate: 'Well, just get the bloody Messiaen over and we can piss off home'.
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