Kresge Library

Oakland University's
Department of Music, Theatre & Dance

Nophachai Cholthitchanta

An Historic Evening of Clarinet Music


Nophachai Cholthitchanta

The internationally recognized early clarinetist and scholar (bio) performs
works on his 18th century clarinet.

Friday, March 5
Varner Recital Hall
Admission is free



Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time"

Book cover: For the End of Time

Joan Hovda, cello
Liz Rowin, violin
George Stoffan, clarinet
Yin Zheng, piano

The musicians, along with renowned clarinetist and Messiaen expert Rebecca Rischin and OU music professor and 20th-century music scholar Jessica Payette, will participate in a forum discussion before the performance of this seminal work, which was written while the composer was interred in a a German prison camp during World War II.

Saturday, March 13
Varner Recital Hall
$17 General Admission, $9 Students


Meet the Author

Rebecca Rischin (bio), author of the critically-acclaimed For the End of Time: The Story of the Messiaen Quartet, will share her research experiences.

Friday, March 12, 2010
Varner Recital Hall
Admission is free

Library Resources for Further Reading

The Clarinet - A history of the instrument and its role in 18th century music from Grove Music Online.*

Resources about Olivier Messiaen*
Griffiths, Paul. Messiaen, Olivier. Grove Music Online.
Anderson, Julian. (2009) Messiaen and the notion of influence. Tempo 63(247): 2-18.
Forte, Allen. (2002). Olivier Messiaen as serialist. Music Analysis 21: 3-34.

Books about Messiaen and sound recordings of his work at Kresge Library

Reviews of For the End of Time: The Story of the Messiaen Quartet by Rebecca Rischin
Musical Times (reviewed by Nigel Simeone)
Notes (reviewed by Leslie Sprout)
Publishers Weekly

Created on 2/5/2009 by Shawn Lombardo / Last updated on 5/1/19 by Shawn Lombardo
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