Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences

Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences

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ISBN-13: 9781317097174
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Christopher Dingle is Reader in Music at Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. He is the author of Messiaen’s Final Works (2013), the acclaimed biography, The Life of Messiaen (2007), and co-editor of Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art&Literature (2007). He is also editor of The Cambridge History of Music Criticism (forthcoming). Robert Fallon is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He writes on contemporary classical music and relationships between music and nature, with a special focus on the work and thought of Olivier Messiaen.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon; Part I Sources: Perspectives on sources, Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon; Olivier Messiaen and the Prix de Rome as rite of passage, Laura Hamer and Christopher Brent Murray; Olivier Messiaen and Portique pour une fille de France, Lucie Kayas and Christopher Brent Murray; Formal genesis in the sketches for Visions de l’Amen, Yves Balmer; From music for the radio to a piano cycle: sources for the Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus, Lucie Kayas; My collaboration with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod on Harawi, Sigune von Osten; Olivier Messiaen’s Timbres-durées, Christopher Brent Murray; From Reveil des oiseaux to Catalogue des oiseaux: Messiaen’s Cahiers de notations des chants d’oiseaux, 1952-59, Peter Hill; In the beginning was the Word? An exploration of the origins of the Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité, Anne Mary Keeley. Intermède: Yvonne Loriod as source and influence, Christopher Dingle. Part II Influences: Perspectives on influences, Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon; Messiaen and Mozart: a love without influence?, Christopher Dingle; Messiaen and the romantic gesture: contemplations on his piano music and pianism, Caroline Rae; Messiaen and the problem of communication, Julian Anderson; Messiaen and Art Sacré, Stephen Broad; Messiaen, the Cinq Rechants and ‘spiritual violence’, Philip Weller; Messiaen in retrospect, Hugh Macdonald; Appendix: Yvonne Loriod discography, Christopher Dingle; Select bibliography; Discography; Index.


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