Friday 11 November 2016
Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
and works by Debussy, Beethoven, and Stravinsky
On November 11th, Clapham Chamber Concerts presents Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, performed by Amanda Lake (violin), Jonathan Parkin (clarinet), Sophie Rivlin (‘cello) and Jessie Maryon Davies (piano). The quartet, in eight movements, famously premiered on 15 January 1941 at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner of war camp in Görlitz, Germany where the composer had been confined since his capture in May 1940. Messiaen dedicated the quartet ‘in homage to the Angel of the Apocalypse, who lifts his hand towards heaven and declares “There shall be time no longer.”‘ This iconic work will be prefaced by a diverse first half featuring Beethoven’s Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”, Stravinsky’s Pastorale and Tango and Debussy’s Sonata for ‘cello and piano.
Join us for a thought provoking evening of music making by four outstanding young musicians.
Tickets available at the door:
£12.00, £10.00 concessions and Friends of CCC, £5.00 children under 12
Beethoven - Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”
Stravinsky - Pastorale and Tango
Debussy - Sonata for 'Cello and Piano in D Minor
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time
Amanda Lake - violin
Jonathan Parkin - clarinet
Sophie Rivlin - 'cello
Jessie Maryon Davies - piano