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Olivier Messiaen


Chamber Music


Ensemble Nordlys

DACOCD 756 [DDD] - Released 2015

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Quartet for the end of time" is one of the most moving and deeply felt compositions, written under horrible circumstances in 1941 by the young Olivier Messiaen. Here it is masterly recorded in the original version by the Ensemble Nordlys (Northern Light) together with two pieces for violin and piano. A truly remarkable new release!
Content of DACOCD 756
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
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[ 1 ] Fantaisie for violin and piano (1933) 7:47 Play
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[ 2 ] Thème et variations for violin and piano (1932) 10:23 Play
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Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1941)
[ 3 ] 1. Liturgie de cristal 2:43 Play
[ 4 ] 2. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps 5:14 Play
[ 5 ] 3. Abîme des oiseaux 7:50 Play
[ 6 ] 4. Intermède 1:36 Play
[ 7 ] 5. Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus 9:22 Play
[ 8 ] 6. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes 6:29 Play
[ 9 ] 7. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps 7:28 Play
[10] 8. Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus 7:13 Play
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Ensemble Nordlys
Christine Pryn, Violin
Viktor Wennesz, Clarinet
Øystein Sonstad, Cello
Kristoffer Hyldig, Piano
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