With Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Jörg Widmann, four outstanding soloists dedicated themselves to Olivier Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”, a unique work of music history, and performed it together at the “Meetingpoint Music Messiaen” that was built on the site of the former prisoner of war camp just outside of German-Polish town Görlitz/Zgorzelec, exactly where the camp’s so-called “theater barrack” once stood. It was there that Messiaen composed the quartet and on January 15, 1941 performed it for the first time in front of fellow prisoners.
|Work:||Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps|
|Directed by:||Ute Feudel|
|A production of:||Accentus Music|
|In co-production with:||MDR/Arte|
|Picture Credit:||© Emilian Tsubaki|