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Messiaen: Chamber Works including Quatuor pour la fin du Temps ()

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Messiaen: Chamber Works including Quatuor pour la fin du Temps  - Hebrides Ensemble; William Conway (cello)
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  1. Quatuor pour la fin du temps, for violin, cello, clarinet & piano, I/22
  2. Theme and Variations, for violin & piano, I/10
  3. Pièce, for piano & string quartet, I/58
  4. Fantasie, for violin & piano, II/12
  5. Le merle noir, for flute & piano, I/37
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This collection by the Edinburgh-based Hebrides Ensemble is valuable because it brings together all of Messiaen's mature chamber music. The works span his career, from the Thème et variations and Fantaisie, both for violin and piano, from 1932 and 1933, respectively, to his 1992 Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes, his last completed work. Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1940-1941) is one his most important works, a landmark of twentieth century music, and Le merle noir for flute and piano (1952), is among his most often ...

Messiaen: Chamber Works including Quatuor pour la fin du Temps 2008, Linn Records

UPC: 691062031424

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