The Irrelevance of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps

COMPOSER Lei Liang’s 2018 chamber opera, Inheritance, may not contain the clearest voice in the chorus of modern art music. In fact, it’s terrible. John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean is a more mature representative of the make and mold being applauded by the patrons of the arts at present. Inheritance addresses gun violence through the …