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MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time / Theme and Variations

Composer(s):Messiaen, Olivier
Artist(s) Amici Ensemble, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.554824
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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Review By Benjamin Ivry,Spirituality & Health,January 2002

"The Amici Ensemble features a splendidly nimble clarinetist, Joaquin Valdepenas, who conquers the numerous technical challenges, playing with gusto and convincing emphasis. The high-flying titles of movements, like 'Vocalise for the Angel Announcing the End of Time' and 'Praise to the Eternity of Jesus,' are coherent and credible in the hands of an artist of Valdepenas's caliber."



Review By Brian Hunt,The Daily Telegraph (Australia),July 2001

"Its frequent lushness makes Messians' Quartet for the End of Time a comparatively approachable 20th century landmark. It therefore appears regularly on the concert platform and in the record catalogue, though a brand-new budget recording such as this is still out of the ordinary.

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