“I saw a mighty angel descend from heaven, clad in mist.” So begins Olivier Messiaen’s introduction to this work, composed and premiered in a prisoner of war camp, which transcends its medium to become one of music’s most powerful, life-changing experiences. Brahms in his most introspective mood, and Stravinsky nodding to the Classical style, lead to Messiaen’s mesmerizing, mystical depiction of the apocalypse, amid bird calls, the sound of seven trumpets, and a final, hypnotic affirmation of immortality. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window)

 

Brahms Sonata in F minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1 (1894)

Stravinsky Suite italienne for Violin and Piano (1932)

Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1940-41)

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Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM Alice Tully Hall

Add to Calendar 03/20/2020 7:30 pm 03/20/2020 7:30 pm America/New_York Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time - “I saw a mighty angel descend from heaven, clad in mist.” So begins Olivier Messiaen’s introduction to this work, composed and premiered in a prisoner of war camp, which... Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178
  • Wu Qian, Piano
  • Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
  • Mihai Marica, Cello
  • Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
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