Melvyn Tan - piano, Timothy Orpen - clarinet and Doric String Quartet

Date: 2 Aug 2008 - 18:30
Event details:
Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Melvyn Tan piano
Timothy Orpen clarinet
Alex Redington violin
Jonathan Stone violin
Simon Tandree viola
John Myerscough cello

Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Messiaen La Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

Melvyn Tan joins members of the Doric String Quartet and clarinettist Timothy Orpen in a performance of one of Messiaen's most iconic and well known works, Quartet for the End of Time. Written for clarinet, violin, cello and piano whilst Messiaen was interned in a German prison camp it was performed by and for fellow prisoners in Goerlitz in 1941. The work is partnered by Brahms' Clarinet Quintet - widely regarded as his supreme musical achievement in the field of chamber music and a work which always had the power to touch the hearts and minds of players and audiences alike. A memorable evening.

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