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Mozart and the End of Time (2006)

Mozart and the End of Time

The first half of Disc Seven features one of the modern era’s great masterpieces, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, composed within the confines of a Nazi prison camp. Messiaen wrote of this work, “It was directly inspired by this quotation from the Apocalypse. Its musical language is essentially immaterial, spiritual, catholic. The modes . . . transport the listener towards eternity in space or infinity. Unique rhythms, completely out of measure, contribute to the banishment of the temporal.” Mozart’s miraculous Clarinet Quintet, completed near the end of the composer’s life, answers the elysian meditation of Messiaen’s Quartet. In celebrating the redemptive quality of Mozart’s music, no work more fully speaks to a vision of utopian bliss.

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Selections

Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time) (1941) | Olivier Messiaen (49:01)

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet

Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (1789) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (31:55)

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Jennifer Frautschi, Violin
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • CarlaMaria Rodrigues, Viola

Artists

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Jennifer Frautschi, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • CarlaMaria Rodrigues, Viola

Music@Menlo LIVE’s Returning to Mozart series commemorates the festival’s fourth season, a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart and the End of Time Total Time: 80:56
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2006