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Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was famously composed while he was a prisoner-of-war in January 1941 and performed by the composer and three fellow prisoners. This iconic work is taken as an affirmation of faith and hope in extremis. The score is prefaced with a biblical quotation from St John ‘Time will be no more’ or ‘There will be no more waiting’: yearning for the freedom of eternity against the confines of Time. "The New Music Players handled the virtuoso scoring with ease" The Times Find out more about NMP