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Sun, 17 Feb


Grimstad church

Quartet to the End of Time - Bach and the Messiah

One of the most important chamber music works in music history performed by our eminent musicians. For the occasion composed with music by J S Bach. A worthy end to the winter edition of Klassisk I Sentrum

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Quartet to the End of Time - Bach and the Messiah
Quartet to the End of Time - Bach and the Messiah

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17 Feb 2019, 14:00 – 15:20

Grimstad church, Kirkegaten 16, 4878 Grimstad, Norway


Om eventen

Were you at the All Saints concert in Grimstad church on 4 November last year, you heard the wonderful tribute to Jesus' immortality as the end of the concert. The movement, which is the last of a total of eight, was performed by Jan Bjøranger and Yejin Gil, who make up half of the quartet performing this Sunday. The other musicians are our own Øyvind Gimse on cello and the wonderful Ishay Lantner on clarinet.

Olivier Messiaen was in a concentration camp during the war and hardly thought he would get out of there with his life intact. Nevertheless, he produced one of his most significant works during that time: "Quatour pour la fin de temps" - quartet for the end of time. A short time later, in 1944, he wrote "Vingt Regards pour l"énfant Jesus", twenty meditations on the Child Jesus, for his wife Yvonne Loriod.

The concert, which points carefully towards Easter, concludes our activities in Grimstad and Arendal for this time.


Olivier Messiaen:

From Vingt Regards:

Regard du Père ("Contemplation of the Father")

Regard de l'étoile ("Contemplation of the star")

Yejin Gil, Piano

JS Bach

Suite in E flat major

Øyvind Gimse, Cello

JS Bach

"Erbarme dich" from Mattheuspasionen

scar. Yejin Gil

Olivier Messiaen

Quatour pour la fin de temps

Ishay Lantner, clarinet

Jan Bjøranger, violin

Øyvind Gimse, cello

Yejin Gil, piano

Entry is free, but we are taking a collection and hope for a good contribution to cover the costs of the concert.


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