Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Nationality: French
Born: December 10, 1908, Avignon Died: April 27, 1992, Paris (age 83)

Quatuor pour la fin du temps [Quartet for the End of Time]

(for clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
2:41 I. Liturgie de cristal [Crystal liturgy]
5:15 II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
8:14 III. Abîme des oiseaux [Abyss of the birds]
1:52 IV. Intermède [Interlude]
8:16 V. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus [Praise to the eternity of Jesus]
6:32 VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets]
7:31 VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
7:18 VIII. Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus [Praise to the immortality of Jesus]
Duration: 49 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1940-1941, In the prisoner-of-war camp at Görlitz, Silesia (age 31-33)
Premiere: January 15, 1941. Görlitz camp by four prisoners: Jean le Boulaire, Etienne Pasquier, Henri Akoka, Olivier Messiaen
Dedication: In homage to the Angel of the Apocalypse, who raises his hand toward heaven, saying: There will be no more Time
8 recordings, 36 videos
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47:43
Carter Brey, Anthony McGill, Inon Barnatan, Alan Gilbert
45:56
Unknown ensemble
2:37
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
I. Liturgie de cristal [Crystal liturgy]
5:06
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
8:59
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
III. Abîme des oiseaux [Abyss of the birds]
1:38
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
IV. Intermède [Interlude]
8:48
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
V. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus [Praise to the eternity of Jesus]
6:25
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets]
7:31
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
6:25
Trio Élégiaque, Jean-Philippe Vivier
VIII. Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus [Praise to the immortality of Jesus]
2:25
Tashi
I. Liturgie de cristal [Crystal liturgy]
5:27
Tashi
II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
7:41
Tashi
III. Abîme des oiseaux [Abyss of the birds]
1:52
Tashi
IV. Intermède [Interlude]
7:46
Tashi
V. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus [Praise to the eternity of Jesus]
6:20
Tashi
VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets]
7:12
Tashi
VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
8:12
Tashi
VIII. Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus [Praise to the immortality of Jesus]
55:07
ATOS Trio, Shirley Brill
54:33
Trio Oriens, Nunemaker
2:40
Fibonacci Sequence
I. Liturgie de cristal [Crystal liturgy]
5:20
Fibonacci Sequence
II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
7:33
Fibonacci Sequence
III. Abîme des oiseaux [Abyss of the birds]
1:49
Fibonacci Sequence
IV. Intermède [Interlude]
9:30
Fibonacci Sequence
V. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus [Praise to the eternity of Jesus]
6:28
Fibonacci Sequence
VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets]
7:47
Fibonacci Sequence
VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
6:08
Fibonacci Sequence
VIII. Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus [Praise to the immortality of Jesus]
2:49
Chamber Music Northwest
I. Liturgie de cristal [Crystal liturgy]
4:36
Chamber Music Northwest
II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
9:08
Chamber Music Northwest
III. Abîme des oiseaux [Abyss of the birds]
1:52
Chamber Music Northwest
IV. Intermède [Interlude]
6:56
Chamber Music Northwest
V. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus [Praise to the eternity of Jesus]
5:52
Chamber Music Northwest
VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets]
7:25
Chamber Music Northwest
VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
6:48
Chamber Music Northwest
VIII. Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus [Praise to the immortality of Jesus]

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