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Music in the Grip of War: Messiaen

classical music • 1940s • Germany • war & military
  • 3 Jun only
  • Southbank Centre
  • Tube stationWaterloo
Music in the Grip of War: Messiaen Tickets London - at Southbank Centre | Thespie

In the early years of the Second World War, Olivier Messiaen found himself interned in the labour camp Stalag VIII-A. A German officer smuggled pencils and paper to the composer, who set about writing a work to perform alongside three fellow inmates. On a freezing January day in 1941, the eight movements of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time were performed in front of an audience of prisoners.

  • Duration
    1 hour 10 minutes

Ticket Info

  • Dates
    3 Jun only
  • Price Range
    £15.00 — £45.00
Direct Purchase from Venue
  • Location
    Southbank Centre
  • Address
    Belvedere Road, London SE1 7GE, United Kingdom

Also At The Southbank Centre

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