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Beyond Time / Zurich Ensemble


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 38205  
Composer:  Fabian MullerVolker David KirchnerOlivier Messiaen
Performer:  Christiane Boesiger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Zurich Ensemble is known for their unusual instrument combination - clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Following their first recording of works specifically arranged for this instrumentation, this program features composers of three generations, each touching on an aspect of existence. Fabian Muller’s composition “Am Anfang (In The Beginning) is a musical painting of creation myths and legends. Volker David Kirchner’s “Exil” deals with the thought of individual isolation as well as external emigration. Also included on this release is an arrangement of Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps.” Although the piece was written under dire circumstances, the ensemble chooses to view this piece through the lens of salvation and hope. The Zurich Ensemble is known for their unusual instrument combination - clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Following their first recording of works specifically arranged for this instrumentation, this program features composers of three generations, each touching on an aspect of existence. Fabian Muller’s composition “Am Anfang (In The Beginning) is a musical painting of creation myths and legends. Volker David Kirchner’s “Exil” deals with the thought of individual isolation as well as external emigration. Also included on this release is an arrangement of Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps.” Although the piece was written under dire circumstances, the ensemble chooses to view this piece through the lens of salvation and hope. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Am Anfang by Fabian Muller
Performer:  Christiane Boesiger (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
2.
Exil by Volker David Kirchner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Germany 
3.
Quatuor pour la fin du temps by Olivier Messiaen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Silesia, Poland 

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