image for Music - Classical item typeMessiaen Quartet of the End of Time at St Mary's Church, Barnes

Music - Classical, Tue 20 Mar 2018


Messiaen wrote Quartet for the End of Time while a prisoner of war in German captivity. The unusual combination of piano, clarinet, violin and cello reflects the players he had available at the camp where it was premièred. The pianist Steven Osborne described the piece once as "a stark juxtaposition between the destructive and creative potentials of humanity, a struggle we all embody to some degree."

The Labuschagne Quartet was formed in 2016 to play the piece which they have done extensively since and combine this performance with Shostakovich Five Pieces and Beethoven Irish, Scottish & Welsh Songs.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 20 Mar 2018 19:30


Tickets £15.00



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