Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time to be played in Hong Kong with new composition partly inspired by the seminal 1941 work, bringing solace in an unsettling time

//Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time to be played in Hong Kong with new composition partly inspired by the seminal 1941 work, bringing solace in an unsettling time

Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time to be played in Hong Kong with new composition partly inspired by the seminal 1941 work, bringing solace in an unsettling time

Eighty years ago, French composer Olivier Messiaen and three fellow inmates at a German prisoner-of-war camp performed a groundbreaking piece of chamber music in front of prisoners and Nazi guards on a freezing winter day.Mournful, foreboding and ultimately transcendental, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) is today considered a Messiaen masterpiece and a potent symbol of how great art is called forth in dire circumstances.This deeply spiritual work will bring solace in…

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