Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet For the End of Time – Hong Kong musicians overcome initial hesitancy to give commendable performance

//Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet For the End of Time – Hong Kong musicians overcome initial hesitancy to give commendable performance

Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet For the End of Time – Hong Kong musicians overcome initial hesitancy to give commendable performance

“Never had I been listened to with such rapt attention and understanding,” recalled French composer Olivier Messiaen, decades after the 1941 premiere of his Quartet For the End of Time (Quatour pour la fin du Temps). His audience was some 400 fellow war prisoners captured in Germany.Eighty years on, a rapt audience in Hong Kong witnessed a rare airing of this mesmerising Quartet at the University of Hong Kong’s Grand Hall on Hong Kong Island – as a typhoon raged on outside.The piece is an…

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