Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

Friday 25 August @ 10.00PM Tickets £10.00

Timothy Orpen Clarinet
Priya Mitchell Violin
Brian O’Kane Cello
Julius Drake Piano

Messiaen wrote this iconic chamber music masterpiece during WW2 when he was in a prisoner of war camp in Görlitz, Germany. A sympathetic guard found manuscript paper and pencil and Messiaen composed the work for himself and three fellow inmates to play. Together they gave the first performance in January 1941, outdoors to four hundred fellow prisoners. In this indoor, late night concert, three leading British musicians join Julius Drake for a performance by candlelight.

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