Quartet for the End of Time



“Quartet for the End of Time”
Jane Robertson (clarinet)
Marianne Rothschild (violin)
Glenn Riddle (piano) Rosanne Hunt (cello)

2.00pm Sunday, 7 October 2012
29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Melbourne born clarinettist, Jane Robertson is a graduate of theVictorian College of the Arts. She spent some years studying in the UKwith David Campbell, Alan Hacker and Tony Pay, and attended Summerschools in Italy and at Dartington (UK).

Her interest in New Music and chamber music was nurtured during postgraduate studies, and she spent some years as a member of the Elisionensemble. Jane has been a member of the Melbourne and Sydney SymphonyOrchestras and the Australian Opera Orchestra (Melbourne). She playswith the Australian Pops Orchestra, the Raga Dolls Salon Orchestra and a variety of orchestral and chamber ensembles, theatre projects and musicals.

Rosanne Huntbegan cello studies with her mother, Marianne Hunt, and continued with Christian Wojtowicz in Hobart, Anner Bylsma in The Hague and Irene Sharp in San Francisco. She led the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s cello section for a number of years. Rosanne’swide-ranging freelance career has included periods with the AustralianChamber Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Elisionand Libra contemporary music groups and the Arcadia Baroque ensemble, among others. She has an extensive discography of both contemporaryand early music, including a recent ABC Classics release of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas with Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) and Linda Kent(keyboards). Rosanne teaches at the University of Melbourne and at Monash University.

Marianne Rothschild migrated to Australia from Denmark  with herfamily at the age of six. At seven she began learning the violin. She completed her Bachelor of Music Performance in violin at the VCA in1997. In 2000, she was accepted into the Australian National Academyof Music as one of five violinists nationally chosen to study onscholarship for a year.

At the Victorian College of the Arts, she studied with Julian Quirit, Deborah Fox, Marco van Pagee and Carl Pini. At ANAM, she receivedtuition from visiting interstate and overseas artists, such as theAustralian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Geoffrey Lancaster, James Buswell, Erich Gruenberg and Maurice Hasson. In 1999, she returned to her birthplace to participate in master classes with Cho–Liang Lin, and in England with DonaLee–Croft as part of the weeklong course of the Colourstrings teaching method.

Marianne plays violin professionally with the Australian PopsOrchestra, the National Boys’ Choir and has led the Grainger Ensembleon numerous occasions. She has also played with Orchestra Victoria andthe Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

In 1995, Marianne commissioned the violin she is playing fromMelbourne maker Glen Nicholls. Melbourne born pianist, Glenn Riddle studied at the Royal College ofMusic, London and at the Vienna Universität für Musik before returning to Australia.

Currently, Glenn is Lecturer in Music at the Faculty ofthe Victorian College of the Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.As one of Australia’s leading mentors of young piano talent, hisstudents have been major prize-winners in every important nationalpiano competition, as well as in international competitions.

Glenn continues to perform extensively both in Australia andinternationally and is closely associated with the music of PercyGrainger. He is also currently researching and performing the pianomusic of Latin America and is in the midst of performing the completeconcertos of Beethoven with the Surabaya Symphony Orchestra inIndonesia. Glenn has recorded extensively for both Allans Publishing and Hal Leonard Publishing and is Artistic Director and conductor ofthe Grainger Ensemble, a chamber orchestra whose primary aim is toprovide concerto opportunities for young musicians. In 2002, he edited seven volumes of piano music that comprise the enormously successful AMEB Series 15.He has also co-edited four volumes of Baroque music for keyboard for the AMEB.


Claude Debussy: Sonate pour Violoncelleet Piano

  • Prologue
  • Sérénadeet Finale

Franz Liszt: Apparition S155 No. 1 for solo piano


Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

  1. “Liturgy of crystal”, for the full quartet.
  2. Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time”, for the full quartet.
  3. “Abyss of birds”, for solo clarinet
  4. Interlude, for violin, cello, and clarinet
  5. “Praise to the eternity of Jesus”, for cello and piano.
  6. “Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets”, for the full quartet.
  7. “Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time”, for the full quartet.
  8. “Praise to the immortality of Jesus”, for violin and piano.