Mystical Messiaen

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French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote one of his best-known and transcendent pieces of music while he was a prisoner of war. His "Quartet for the End of Time" was written in 1940 while he was an inmate in a German POW camp. Pianist William Doppmann, clarinetist David Shifrin, violinist Ik-Hwan Bae and cellist Warren Lash play the opening movement and the Intermezzo.



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