ATP002 Olivier Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps
This large work for clarinet, violin, ‘cello and piano testifies to the fact that music’s spirituality can offer a ray of hope even in the darkest moments in which an artist, a human being, may find him or herself. In fact, the conception of this work is strongly marked by the fact that Messiaen had experienced the reality of the concentration camp. It is extremely interesting to hear the performance of this work by young yet already important musicians who, fortunately, have never known such a devastating reality, yet have been capable of infusing this music with expressivity – an expressivity which makes every rhythmic pulsation, every harmonic potential, totally effective – and confirms that works such as this, having no borders nor restrictions, can enter into the most varied and distant existential dimensions.
Live Recording at Sogna Recording and Mastering The Lab Studio Artistic Director Daniele Lombardi 2004 Fondazione ATOPOS