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Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

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St John's Smith SquareSmith Square, London, London, Greater London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 19:30
Performers
Steven OsbornePiano
James EhnesViolin
Alban GerhardtCello
Jean JohnsonClarinet

International Chamber Music Series, Belief and Beyond Belief

Hear two great works that emerged from the horrors of war. Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No.2 was composed in the aftermath of the Siege of Leningrad, during which a million citizens were killed. Messiaen wrote his Quartet for the End of Time in a prisoner of war camp, and performed it there with three fellow detainees to an audience of prisoners and their guards.

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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
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