Messiaen makes it onto Jungle TVmain
Cast members of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle have shot an episode at New York’s Rikers Island jail complex, playing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Times for about 100 inmates.
The work was conceived by Messiaen in 1940 when he was held in a prisoner of war camp.
It will give his music its widest-ever exposure when transmitted. The episode, known as “Not Yet Titled,” has also not yet been scheduled.
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