Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen is uploaded
March 20, 2022
The 4 solo players from Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Christina Åstrand, Johnny Teyssier, Henrik Dam Thomsen and Per Salo, recorded Messiaen´s masterpiece in Carl Nielsen Hall i Odense with producer Preben Iwan. Release is scheduled to May 2022.
I am very proud that OUR Recordings, as their 50th release, can announce that it will be Olivier Messiaen´s master piece "Quatour pour le fin du temps". The recording is in all aspects exceptional. The 4 solo players from Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Christina Åstrand, Johnny Teyssier, Henrik Dam Thomsen and Per Salo, has played this piece many times in concerts, and in a concept where an essay in 8 parts by the Danish writer Jens Christian Grøndahl, was read by the Danish actress Solbjørg Højfeldt. The essays is in 2 languages (English and French) and is printed in the booklet, so listeners can have the possibility to read about the single movements. On the SACD there is only the music. All four players are also each of them highly recognized soloist,- and on the sales sheet there is a link from a lovely live performance at the Danish Radio Concert Hall. Producer is Preben Iwan