Fliter and Friends – Gilmore Keyboard Festival
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A performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet For the End of Time, presented at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival by 2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter in collaboration with her husband, Anton Dressler (clarinet), David Bowlin (violin), and Amir Eldan (cello).
The Quartet was written while Messiaen was being held as a German prisoner of war in Poland. Inspired by a display of the northern lights rarely seen so far south, and working with pencil and paper smuggled to him by a sympathetic German guard, he wrote this moving exploration of his religious and mystical beliefs.
Quartet For the End of Time