Olivier Messiaen: spectralist

Sholl, Robert (2019) Olivier Messiaen: spectralist. In: The Oxford Handbook to Spectralism. Oxford Music Handbooks. Oxford University Press.

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This chapter examines Messiaen as spectralist composer. It follows the trajectory of his compositional development and connects Messiaen’s religious-modernist aesthetics with synaesthesia and colour, to the organ, and to religious mysticism. It reframes Messiaen’s music through discourses from Lacanian psychoanalysis, and examines how liminal concerns of glory, listening, narrative, and meaning create a form of mutual critique between Messiaen and the école spectrale.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Music > Musicology
Depositing User: Robert Sholl
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2023 15:33
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5133

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