QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME

QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME

    Price: $79.95

    Code: 1062
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Marion Kessel
    1999, 80 minutes

    This video features a performance of French composer Olivier Messiaen's famous quartet by The Houston Symphony Chamber Players under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach (piano), accompanied by Eric Halen (violin), Desmond Hoebig (cello) and David Peck (clarinet). The performance is prefaced by interviews with Eschenbach and the other musicians, who discuss its technical and aesthetic aspects, as well as the history of Messiaen's writing of this deeply spiritual work, as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp in Silesia in 1941, where it was first performed for his fellow prisoners.

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