18 June 2021

Musicians of the Concertgebouworkest

Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

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This concert will be streamed on Friday 18 June 2021 via concertgebouworkest.nl, Facebook and YouTube.
June 2021 Friday 20:00
Amsterdamzaal, Amsterdam
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Members of the Concertgebouworkest perform one of the most important works composed during the Second World War. Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps, an impressive spiritual ode to the resilience of man, was written at the Stalag VIII-A labor camp in Poland. It premiered there too: an audience of five thousand French prisoners of war listened breathlessly in the icy cold to the eight-part work for clarinet, piano, violin and cello.

This concert was broadcast on 4 May 2021 at 8:30 pm via Dutch national television.

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