Messiaen : Quatuor pour La Fin du Temps
Daniel Barenboim, Luben Yordanoff, Albert Tetard, Claude Desurmont (1978)
Deutsche Grammophon DGG 2531093
Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Discontinued : last copy available!...
Contents & Details
Quatuor pour la fin du temps is known by its English title Quartet for the End of Time.
The quartet is scored for clarinet (in B-flat), violin, cello, and piano. Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992) wrote the piece while a prisoner of war in German captivity and it was first performed by his fellow prisoners in 1941. It has come to be recognized as one of his most important works.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com