Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

Olivier Messiaen
Language: French

Nella pagina testuale, trattandosi di composizione strumentale, inseriamo i video che siamo riusciti a reperire dei vari movimenti:

III Movimento
Todd Brunel, clarinetto

Todd Brunel performs the third movement of Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps ("Quartet for the end of time"). The third movement is for solo clarinet and is called: III. "Abîme des oiseaux" (Abyss of birds), @ Outpost 186 Hampshire, Cambridge, MA, Nov 16, 2007.


Progressive On Demand Records presents;
LACRYMOSA plays Olivier Messiaen

Chihiro S.(bass)
Mituo Koshiba(bass-clarinet)
Ayumi Matsui(violin)
Masa Sasaki(drums)
Takeshi Naganuma(glocken)

Intermede from "Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps(Quartet for the End of Time)". 1994. LACRYMOSA Live at Silver Elephant

Opening Theme: Mitupon's Egg "krackrackrack" from "Who Are You ?"

Ending Theme: Downer One "Johnny's Wedding" from "Strange Trad II" (pod003)

VIII Movimento
Kyung Wha Chung, violino
Lee Luvisi, piano

Kyung-Wha Chung plays the 8th Mov. of Messiaen quartet for the End of Time (for piano, violin, cello and clarinet). Recorded live in New York in 1984.

Since Kyung-Wha Chung mainly recorded romantic and early 20th century works, people tend to think her of limited repertoires. Bur if one follows the documents of her concerts and recitals, one would find her performances fully range from Baroque to contemporary. This performance of Messiaen would be a good example of her 'unusual' repertoire and capability.

Driving Music
"I drove around the neighborhood listening to the eighth movement of Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps (probably the most tonal eight minutes of music the man ever wrote, by the way). It looked and sounded something like this."
(amateur video)

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