KlezmerShack digs Akoka: “It is stunning. It will officially release on April 1, and if you are at all interested in amazing once-avant garde music, this is a must-purchase. It has replaced (mostly) my older recording. As intended, this is the “Quartet for the end of time” for our time.”
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 […]