19 Jul 2013

Curtain Raiser: Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Poster for première of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Poster for première of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time Photo: Public Domain

A sympathetic guard supplied Messiaen with manuscript paper and fellow prisoners played the violin, cello and clarinet parts with Messiaen at the piano, for the Stalag VIIIA première. Introduced by Roger Smith.

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