Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Presents Winter Festival: Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
Friday February 4, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$34 – $74
“I saw a mighty angel descend from heaven, clad in mist.” So begins Olivier Messiaen’s introduction to this work, composed and premiered in a prisoner of war camp, which transcends its medium to become one of music’s most powerful, life- changing experiences. Brahms in his most introspective mood, and Stravinsky nodding to the Classical style, lead to Messiaen’s mesmerizing, mystical depiction of the apocalypse, amid bird calls, the sound of seven trumpets, and a final, hypnotic affirmation of immortality.
Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
Wu Qian, Piano
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Mihai Marica, Cello