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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000910.txt from 2003/06

From: Gary Van Cott <gary@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] I need help!
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 17:45:34 -0400

Messiaen was in a prisoner of war camp, not a concentration camp. There is
an excellent book on the Quartet for the End of Time that deals with both
the origins of the work and the work itself. Not especially expensive at
$17.95 either.

Messiaen - Quatour pour la fin du Temps by Anthony Pople. Cambridge
University Press, 1998, PB, 115 pages.

Gary
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>At 02:26 PM 6/25/03, you wrote:
>
>The reason I ask, is that one possibility would be to look up some
>information on Olivier Messaien and "The Quartet for the End of Time",
>another piece of music that was composed during internment in one of the
>camps. I have little information on Messaien, I simply know the story
>behind the piece. It is an incredible piece of music, and if you are
>able, through InterLibrary Loan to get a book on Messaien, as well as a
>recording of theQuartet, it definitely is worth it.

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