Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

by Anthony Pople
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521585384

ISBN-13: 9780521585385

Pub. Date: 07/02/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about one musical work, the popular Quartet for the End of Time by the great French composer Olivier Messiaen. Like virtually all of his works, the Quartet combines the striking technical achievement of Messiaen's rich and attractive musical style with a deeply felt theological inspiration. Anthony Pople's book provides an introduction to Messiaen's

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This book is about one musical work, the popular Quartet for the End of Time by the great French composer Olivier Messiaen. Like virtually all of his works, the Quartet combines the striking technical achievement of Messiaen's rich and attractive musical style with a deeply felt theological inspiration. Anthony Pople's book provides an introduction to Messiaen's style through an examination of this great work, showing how it came to be composed while Messiaen was a prisoner-of-war and premiered under extraordinary conditions in Stalag VIIIA in 1941. He gives an in-depth assessment of each of its eight movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521585385
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/02/1998
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'Liturgie de cristal'; 2. 'Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps'; 3. 'Abîme des oiseaux'; 4. 'Intermède'; 5. 'Louange à l'éternité de Jésus'; 6. 'Danse de la fureur, pour les septs trompettes'; 7. 'Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps'; 8. 'Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus'; 9. Contexts.

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