Madeline Huberth, cello.
Olivier Messiaen, ‘Eulogy to the Eternity of Jesus’ from Quartet for the End of Time
[From the YouTube Description]
Messiaen himself prepared a detailed and colorful description of the eight movements. His description of the cello movement reads:
“Praise to the Eternity of Jesus: Jesus is here considered as one with the Word. A long phrase, infinitely slow, by the cello expatiates with love and reverence on the everlastingness of the Word, mighty and dulcet, “which the years can in no way exhaust.” Majestically the melody unfolds itself at a distance both intimate and awesome. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”