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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thierry Pecou and the Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Amir Taz Palace

On Thursday May 24, 2012 (tomorrow when I write, but probably today when you'll read this) at 8:00 PM the French pianist Thierry Pecou and the Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble present Olivier Messiaen's wonderful "Quartet for the End of Time" at the Amir Taz Palace in Sharia Suyufiya (click here for directions)

Messiaen composed the Quartet for the End of Time during his captivity during World War II, while cold and hunger gave him visions of colors and rainbows in the sky. This is one of the few works of chamber music he had composed.
Inspired by the Apocalypse of St. John and written as a tribute to the angel heralding the end of time, this spiritual work is strong by its "poetic quality, his modesty in the expression and refinement in the sound.

 On the program:

- Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (1940)
- Gerard Pesson - Nocturnes in Quartet (2000)

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