December 6, 2017 L’année 2017 tire à sa fin et l’équipe d’ICI Musique s’est arrêtée un moment pour faire le subjectif exercice de lister les 50 meilleurs albums de l’année […]
AKOKA: Reframing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time receives its first international & remasters SACD release on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series First released in […]
October 27, 2017 The Strad Issue: October 2017 Description: Curious bookends that meditate on the end of time Musicians: Jonathan Crow (violin) Matt Haimovitz (cello) David Krakauer (clarinet) Geoffrey Burleson (piano) Socalled (electronics) […]
October 15, 2017 “Cellist Matt Haimovitz calls playing the Quatuor is a spiritual experience and listening to this performance is nothing short of that.” Our release of Akoka with David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Jonathan Crow, Geoffrey […]
PUBLIÉ LE VENDREDI 26 MAI 2017 L’altiste et chroniqueur Frédéric Lambert parle des melleures parutions et des concerts à venir en musique classique. Il est question de l’œuvre phare d’Olivier […]
June 1, 2017 “Recorded live, AKOKA drives home the gravity and impact of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and affirms its relevance in the 21st century. As the […]
April 7, 2017 AKOKA: Reframing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time RECEIVES ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL & REMASTERED SACD RELEASE ON THE PENTATONE OXINGALE SERIES First released in North America […]
JUNO Award Nomination for AKOKA: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
December 26, 2014 Having made clear my discontent with the nominations for the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, I feel more than obliged to recognize that this was actually a rather good […]
June 12, 2014 “Akoka – Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time” = DAVID KRAKAUER: Akoka; MESSIAEN: Quatour Pour La Fin Du Temps; JOSH DOLGIN (‘So-called’): Meanwhile – […]
Framing a vivid rendition of the “Quartet for the End of Time” are two musical flights of fancy, an improvisation by the extraordinary clarinetist David Krakauer, and an electronic remix of the quartet by Socalled.
Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is best experienced live — what great work isn’t? In the meantime, and for keeps, this fine, imaginative CD is highly recommended, and will fit right into your shelf next to your Mahler, your Moby, your Moondog and your Mozart. At least that’s where it is on my shelf.
April 2, 2014 Yesterday Oxingale released a new recording with a somewhat intimidating title, Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. This title definitely deserves points (and probably […]
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.