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14th Cycle of Chamber Music

Austri Musici

Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Times


Tuesday 9 Mar. 2021
MPM Auditorium | 8pm

The Museo Picasso Málaga Auditorium is hosting nine concerts of chamber music performed by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga for the 14th edition of the cycle, which runs from Autumn 2020 to Spring 2021. This year, the concerts range from historical to jazz, from the purist styles from around the 18th-century to fusions with other musical traditions.

On 15th January 1941, in Görlitz Nazi concentration camp, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) and his fellow prisoners Etienne Pâsquier, Jean Le Bouilaire and Henri Akoka, premiered Quatuor de la Fin du Temps, as it was named on the poster for this first performance. Very soon, his impressive and spiritually powerful work was not only recognized as the most important work in the composer’s own catalogue of chamber music, but also as one of the most important works in the history of 20th century music.

The unforgettable score of this piece of architecture of 20th-century sound will be performed by Cecilia Blanes (violin), Carlos Puerto (cello), Martín Blanes (clarinet) and Juan Ignacio Fernández (piano). 

QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME by Olivier Messiaen
Crystal Liturgy
Vocalize, for the Angel Announcing the End of Time
The Abyss of the Birds
Interlude
Praise to the Eternity of Jesus 
Dance of Fury, for the Seven Trumpets
Tangle of Rainbows, for the Angel Announcing the End of Time
Praise to the Immortality of Jesus
 

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There is no admission once the concert has started. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance begins. We ask you to please be punctual.

The MPM Auditorium is located on Plaza de la Higuera, which is reached from Calle Alcazabilla. See map.

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