Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Chronochromie

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COMPOSERS: Messiaen
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Chronochromie
PERFORMER: Gruenberg (violin), Peyer (clarinet), Pleeth (cello), Béroff (piano); BBC SO/Dorati
CATALOGUE NO: 212 6882 (1965/69)

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Béroff invests Messiaen’s piano writing with subtlety, and displays an acute sensitivity to the exotic harmonies. With responsive support from the other performers, this is a moving interpretation of a classic. Erik Levi