Danny Barenboim also remarked that we begin a musical phrase as if we were stepping on to a moving train. The music precedes us and will go on after us; a lovely musical example of how we are inducted into life, culture,society and all that surrounds us. Olivier Messiaen was one of the most serene beings I have ever encountered. ‘Le Quatuor pour La Fin du Temps’ is a remarkable testimony to faith and hope in desperate and evil times.