Landmarks: Quartet for the End of Time
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London Sinfonietta, with pianist John Constable; and Lightmap video design directed by Netia Jones.
Olivier Messiaen's 'La Colombe' (Prélude No 1); 'Plainte calme' (Prélude No 7); Thème et variations for violin and piano; and 'Quatuor pour la fin du temps'.
The London Sinfonietta launches Landmarks, a new series of chamber concerts, featuring performances of seminal music combined with short video interventions which set a context for the composer, the work and its impact on the musical and cultural life of the twentieth century. The first subject is Olivier Messiaen and his 'Quartet for the end of Time', premiered in a prisoner of war camp in 1941, where the composer himself was incarcerated.
(Landmarks is a series created by the London Sinfonietta in association with Netia Jones/Lightmap.)