Afternoon Classical playlist for 10/11/2012

Elias.7 Dagher
Artist Title Album Label Link
W.A. Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K 622 Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, with Jack Brymer, clarinet Philips
Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time Michel Beroff, piano; Gervase de Peyer, clarinet; Erich Gruenberg, violin; and William Pleeth, cello Angel

Hope at the edge of the hereafter; two transcendental works featuring the clarinet in a prominent role. The first, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, written in 1791, the year of the composer's death. Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time followed. Messiaen penned the work in a WWII prison camp in the winter between 1940 and '41.