Amatis Trio – Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (2022) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Amatis Trio – Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 46:22 minutes | 447 MB | Genre: Classical
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“The work,” as Messiaen writes, “is directly inspired by the Revelation of St. John. Its musical language is essentially transcendental, spiritual, catholic. Certain modes, realizing a kind of tonal ubiquity in terms of harmony and melody, draw the listener into a sense of the eternity of space or time. Special rhythms, lying outside any sort of measure, contribute significantly toward the banishment of the concept of time.

(However, all this is mere striving and childish stammering if one compares it to the overwhelming greatness of the subject!)

“This quartet contains eight movements. Why? Seven is the perfect number, the creation of six days made holy by the divine Sabbath: the seventh in its repose prolongs itself into eternity and becomes the eighth, of unfailing light, of immutable piece.

“The four performers played on broken-down instruments: Etienne Pasquier’s cello had only three strings, the keys of my upright piano went down but did not always come up again. Our costumes were unbelievable: they rigged me out in a green jacket completely in shreds, and I wore wooden clogs…“ (Excerpt from the booklet notes by Ib Hausmann)

1-01. Amatis Trio – I. Liturgie de cristal (02:41)
1-02. Amatis Trio – II. Vocalise, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps (05:13)
1-03. Amatis Trio – III. Abime des oiseux (07:44)
1-04. Amatis Trio – IV. Intermède (01:43)
1-05. Amatis Trio – V. Louange à l’Eternity de Jésus (08:04)
1-06. Amatis Trio – VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes (06:15)
1-07. Amatis Trio – VII. Foullis d’acres-en-ciel, pour l’ange qui annonce la fin du temps (07:28)
1-08. Amatis Trio – VIII. Louange à l’immortabilité de Jésus (07:14)