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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

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Kazue Yanagida

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Godfrey King

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GODFREY KING (Director) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN UK

KAZUE YANAGIDA (Honorary Patron) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN JAPAN
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柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表
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Olivier Messiaen — Quatuor pour la fin du Temps — Quartet for the End of Time

Wed Jul 9th 2008, 11:15 am–12:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Joanne Rozario

Alison Gillies

Ayako Yamazaki

Masachi Nishiyama

Olivier Messiaen — Quatuor pour la fin du Temps — Quartet for the End of Time

Joanne Rozario (clarinet), Ayako Yamazaki (violin), Alison Gillies (cello), Masachi Nishiyama (piano)

A performance to mark Messiaen’s Centenary in 2008

In 1940, Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) was interned in a German prison camp, where he discovered among his fellow prisoners a clarinetist( Henri Akoka ), a violinist(Jean Le Boulaire) and a violoncellist( Etienne Psquier). The success of a short trio which he wrote for them led him to add seven more movements to this Interlude, and a piano to the ensemble, to create the Quartet for the End of Time. Messiaen and his friends first performed it for their 5000 fellow prisoners on January 15, 1941.

Messiaen wrote in the preface to the score that the work was inspired by text from the tenth chapter of the Book of Revelation, the text is about the descent of the seventh angel, at the sound of whose trumpet the mystery of God will be consummated, and who announces "that there should be time no longer."

Free admission

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.

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