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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps ()

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composed by Olivier Messiaen

The all-star group concept is rarely applied in music of the 20th century (or the 21st). It would seem uniquely ill-suited to Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour le fin du temps, "The Quartet for the End of Time," a work written in a German prisoners-of-war camp and dependent on a kind of mystical ecstasy that would seem to require players of long acquaintance to bring off. Yet what you have here is indubitably a group of all-stars, perhaps of different vintages and some shining brighter than others, but all with marked ...

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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps
2017, Sony Classical

UPC: 889853631025

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