Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Chronochromie / Dorati, Béroff, et al

Release Date: 10/14/2008
Catalog Number: 5099921296222
Conductor: Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (quartet for the End of Times) was premiered in a prisoner-of-war camp in Silesia in 1941. 'I was never listened to with such attention and understanding,' the composer later said. Characteristically for Messiaen, the quartet takes inspiration from birdsong, as does its companion piece on this disc, another work whose title makes reference to time: the complex and challenging orchestral work Chronochromie, composed in 1960.
Works on This Recording
1. Chronochromie by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor: Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; France
2. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 1st movement, Liturgie de cristal by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin), William Pleeth (Cello), Michel Béroff (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
3. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 2nd movement, Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui announce la fin du temps by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: William Pleeth (Cello), Erich Gruenberg (Violin), Michel Béroff (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
4. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 3rd movement, Abîme des oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin), William Pleeth (Cello), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), Michel Béroff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
5. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 4th movement, Intermede by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: William Pleeth (Cello), Erich Gruenberg (Violin), Michel Béroff (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
6. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 5th movement, Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin), William Pleeth (Cello), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), Michel Béroff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
7. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 6th movement, Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin), William Pleeth (Cello), Michel Béroff (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
8. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 7th movement, Fouilles d'arcs en ciel, pour l'ange qui annonce le fin by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin), William Pleeth (Cello), Michel Béroff (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
9. Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 8th movement, Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin), William Pleeth (Cello), Michel Béroff (Piano), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Silesia, Poland
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