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Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

Quartet for the End of Time

By Olivier Messiaen

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Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time). Composed by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). For Cello, Clarinet, Piano, Violin (Score). Editions Durand. 20th Century. Difficulty: difficult. Miniature score. Full score notation and introductory text. 52 pages. Editions Durand #DF14064. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50561457).

ISBN 1423438841. With full score notation and introductory text. 20th Century. 7.5x10.5 inches.

For Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano.

  • I. Liturgie de cristal 
  • II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps 
  • III. Abime des oiseaux 
  • IV. Intermede 
  • V. Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus 
  • VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes 
  • VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ceil, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps 
  • VII. Louange a l'Immortalite de Jesus 
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  • 5

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    poor quality print and impossibly small type make this score useless for performance and practice. It's strictly for research. It should be labelled as "NOT SUITABLE FOR PERFORMANCE"

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  • February 25, 2009 Stunning

    This piece is beautiful. If you have never experienced Messiaen, it may be difficult to approach the piece, but with a bit of research and understanding and practice it makes for a stunningly gorgeous performance. Modern ears love it.

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  • 5

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  • October 20, 2008 Accurate score, brilliant piece of music

    About the the music itself: what can be said that hasn't been said before? This is one of the most brilliant pieces of the 20th Century. Messiaen is a genius. About the score: to my knowledge, it's completely accurate, legible, and worth the money.

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  • 5

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  • March 07, 2007 Messiaen sings again

    This music is just so nifty to LOOK at in score. The unusual meters and chromaticism make for beautiful pages. The music is Messiaen, those who know his music need no further description. Of particular beauty is the slow movement for cello solo (also is part of "Fetes des Belles...

    Eaux" for 6 Ondes Martenots. Not much could be more sublime and downright cosmic!

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    25 of 49 people found this review helpful.
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