1940: Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Friday, March 20, 2020

Ticket Information

Friday March 20th, 2020 at 7:30pm

Approximately 2 hours with intermission

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Description

“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.


Ensemble Name
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Musicians
Wu Qian, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Mihai Marica, Cello; Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
Composers
Brahms, Stravinsky, Messiaen
Program

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)

Venue
Alice Tully Hall
Location
1941 Broadway
New York, NY
Phone
212-875-5788