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Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du Temps
Olivier Messiaen
Ensemble Tetragonist

Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

CD | Aliud | 8717775550884 | ACDBR 712 | 03-14

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About the album

January 15th 1941: The premiere of Messiaen’s most performed work ‘Quatuor pour la fin du Temps’ in the theatre shed of Stelag
VIIa, a German work camp near the Polish border.

This work, which consists of 8 parts, centralizes the Apocalypse as it is portrayed in the Gospel of John. The musical language is essentially ‘immatériel, spirituel et catholique’. Messiaen dubbed himself a ‘compositeur- rythmicien’ and, alongside his preoccupation with harmonic development reflected in his wayward use of several modes, he was mainly concerned about the auditor’s listening experience. This concern was expressed , on the one hand, through added values and rhythmical palindromes, and on the other, through his often extremely low paces, always aiming to express the Christian mystical experience that results in eternity.
The ‘Quator pour la fin du Timps’ by O. Messiaen with its unique formation, is the central work around which the young TetraGonist Ensemble has taken shape…Which music, however, could function alongside this masterpiece
and maybe even shed a new light on it?

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Messiaens meist gespieltes und beeindruckendes Werk in einer Neuaufnahme mit dem Ensemble „The Tetragonist“.
 

Tracklisting
    • 1
      Capriccioso Concertante
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 2
      Folkdances of a forgotten region
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 3
      Drei Stücke
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 4
      War Songs
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 5
      Paris, en forme de vie
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 6
      Fantaisie brulante
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 7
      Édta de nacre
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 8
      ...d'un commencement spatiale?
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 9
      Litargie de cristal
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 10
      Vocatise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 11
      Abîme des oiseaux
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 12
      Intermède
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 13
      Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 14
      Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 15
      Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
    • 16
      Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus
       
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
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