MESSIAEN: Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps (2017) – Fröst, Debargue, Jansen, Thedéen (Sony Classical)

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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Martin Fröst (clarinet)
Lucas Debargue (piano)
Janine Jansen (violin)
Torlief Thedeen (cello)

Release Date: 3 November 2017

One of the best interpretations ever. […] The apocalypse has probably never sounded as unearthly beautiful as in this recording
Süddeutsche Zeitung

With the ‘Quatuor de la fin du temps’ (Martin Fröst, Lucas Debargue, Janine Jansen, Torleif Thedéen) build a sounding cathedral full of crystal clarity, vital conviction and poetic humility. Everything sounds youthful freshness, as gripping as reserved, fragile and [in] spherical beauty
CD Tipp / BR Klassik

They find … an enchanting intimacy that makes you think that you may not have heard the piece more beautifully before
Fono Forum

” I can’t recall another version that so persuasively favours the ferocity over the serenity…The overall effect might be controversial in probing the score for every hint of disquiet and unease but no one can doubt the relevance of the result”