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Olivier Messiaen

Ensemble Tetragonist

Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

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  • Type CD
  • Label Aliud
  • UPC 8717775550884
  • Catalog number ACDBR 712
  • Release date 14 March 14

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

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