Messiaen studies

Sholl, Robert (2008) Messiaen studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521839815

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The French composer Olivier Messiaen is one of the major figures of twentieth-century music. This collection of scholarly essays offers new cultural, historical, biographical and analytical perspectives on Messiaen's musical oeuvre from 1941 to 1992. The volume includes: a fascinating snapshot of Messiaen's life in occupied France; a study of the Surrealist poetics of Messiaen's song cycle Harawi; a chapter on Messiaen's iconoclastic path to the avant-garde heritage that he bequeathed to his pupils; discussion on Messiaen's place in twentieth-century music; and detailed analysis of specific works, including his opera St François d'Assise.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Messiaen; Surrealism; Avant-garde
Subjects: Music
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:16

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