Available now! “A shatteringly beautiful performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time.’” -The Jewish Week In this reframing of Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece Quartet for the End […]
The centerpiece of the CD is a shatteringly beautiful performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a deeply spiritual piece of music written while Messiaen was a prisoner in a German POW camp. The clarinetist for whom he wrote the piece was a fellow prisoner, an Algerian Jew named Henri Akoka.
September 25, 2013 If you close your eyes and listen to the music, you can picture the onscreen action: the young mother unnerved by the sudden departure of her baby’s […]