Messiaen Perspectives 1 Sources and Influences

Messiaen Perspectives 1  Sources and Influences

As a centrepiece, the book includes an examination of the impact of one of the greatest influences upon Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod.

Author: Robert Fallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097174

Category: Music

Page: 392

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Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaen’s music. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaen’s compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. While each book offers a coherent collection in itself, together these complementary volumes elucidate how powerfully Messiaen was embedded in his time and place, and how his music resonates ever more today. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences presents many new primary sources, including discussion of Messiaen’s birdsong cahiers, sketch and archival materials for his Prix de Rome entries and war-time Portique, along with performance practice insights and theological inspiration in works as diverse as Visions de l’Amen, Harawi, Timbres-durées and the organ Méditations. The volume places the composer within a broader historical and cultural framework than has previously been attempted, ranging from specific influences to more general contexts. As a centrepiece, the book includes an examination of the impact of one of the greatest influences upon Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod.
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Messiaen Perspectives 1 Sources and Influences

Messiaen Perspectives 1  Sources and Influences

Sources feed the artwork as influences feed the artist; sources tend to be local and specific while influences tend to involve ... For that reason, discussion of Messiaen's influence goes back some way.1 However, it is 1 Some notable ...

Author: Robert Fallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097181

Category: Music

Page: 392

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Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaen’s music. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaen’s compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. While each book offers a coherent collection in itself, together these complementary volumes elucidate how powerfully Messiaen was embedded in his time and place, and how his music resonates ever more today. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences presents many new primary sources, including discussion of Messiaen’s birdsong cahiers, sketch and archival materials for his Prix de Rome entries and war-time Portique, along with performance practice insights and theological inspiration in works as diverse as Visions de l’Amen, Harawi, Timbres-durées and the organ Méditations. The volume places the composer within a broader historical and cultural framework than has previously been attempted, ranging from specific influences to more general contexts. As a centrepiece, the book includes an examination of the impact of one of the greatest influences upon Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod.
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Messiaen Perspectives 2 Techniques Influence and Reception

Messiaen Perspectives 2  Techniques  Influence and Reception

Contents of Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences Introduction Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon Part I SourceS Perspectives on Sources Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon 1 Olivier Messiaen and the Prix de Rome as Rite of ...

Author: Robert Fallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097150

Category: Music

Page: 464

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Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaen’s music. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaen’s compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. While each book offers a coherent collection in itself, together these complementary volumes elucidate how powerfully Messiaen was embedded in his time and place, and how his music resonates ever more today. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception explores Messiaen’s imprint on recent musical life. The first part scrutinizes his compositional technique in terms of counterpoint, spectralism and later piano music, while the second charts ways in which Messiaen’s influence is manifest in the music and careers of Ohana, Xenakis, Murail and Quebecois composers. The third part includes case studies of Messiaen’s reception in Italy, Spain and the USA. The volume also includes an ornithological catalogue of Messiaen’s birds, collates information on the numerous ’tombeaux’ pieces he inspired, and concludes with a Critical Catalogue of Messiaen’s Musical Works.
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Olivier Messiaen s Catalogue D oiseaux

Olivier Messiaen s Catalogue D oiseaux

Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 13–32 'Yvonne Loriod as Source and Influence, in Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon (eds.), Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences ...

Author: Roderick Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107000315

Category: Music

Page: 254

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This book charts Messiaen's transformation of birdsong into music and its development into a major work of the twentieth century.
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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen

Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences. xviii, 370 p. ISBN: 9781409426950 (hdbk); 9781472415158 (ebk—PDF); 9781472415165 (ebk—ePUB). ML410.M595 M494 2013. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception. xx, 444 p.

Author: Vincent Benitez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351589130

Category: Music

Page: 366

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Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition presents researchers with the most significant and helpful resources on Olivier Messiaen, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers. With multiple indices, this annotated bibliography will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field. The second edition has been fully revised and updated.
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Olivier Messiaen s Opera Saint Francois d Assise

Olivier Messiaen s Opera  Saint Francois d Assise

The Life of Messiaen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ———. Messiaen's Final Works. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013. Dingle, Christopher, and Robert Fallon, eds. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences.

Author: Vincent Perez Benitez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253042903

Category: Music

Page: 328

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In this comprehensive study of Olivier Messiaen's magnum opus, Saint François d'Assise, Vincent Perez Benitez examines the opera from both theological and musical-analytical perspectives to ask how Messiaen expresses his Catholic theology through his work. Benitez combines a close reading of the opera score with accounts from Messiaen's associates, studies of Messiaen's birdsong notebooks and other primary documents, and an examination of the religious, musical, poetic, and visual arts literature with which the composer was familiar to explore how the opera's harmonic language and sound-color relationships motivate its musical meaning and expression. Through his analysis of these diverse sources and comparisons of Saint François d'Assise with other works such as Berg's Wozzeck and Wagner's Parsifal, Benitez places Messiaen's compositional practice within larger musical perspectives and historical contexts.
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Messiaen s Final Works

Messiaen s Final Works

Le grand âge et ses oeuvres ultimes (rennes: presses Universitaires de rennes, forthcoming). —, 'Messiaen and Mozart: A Love without Influence?', in Christopher Dingle and robert Fallon (eds), Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and ...

Author: Christopher Dingle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351558433

Category: Music

Page: 392

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When Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) completed the vast opera Saint Frans dAssise in 1983, he was mentally and physically exhausted, and believed that this monumental work would be his final compositional statement. In fact, he completed seven further works, and these form the focus of the present study. Christopher Dingle suggests that, following the crisis provoked by the opera, Messiaen's music underwent a discernible change in style. He examines these seven works to identify characteristics of the composer's music, in particular an often overlooked aspect of his technique: harmony. Part I of the book begins with a brief historical survey before discussing Saint Frans dAssise as the work which defines everything that follows. Part II examines the series of miniatures that came after the opera and their links with lairs sur lAu-Del., his final masterpiece. lairs forms the subject of Part III of the book. Each movement is analysed in turn, before the work is considered as a whole and its hidden structure and motivic cohesion is revealed. Finally, Part IV considers the incomplete Concert and key stylistic features of the works of Messiaens final years.
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Olivier Messiaen Journalism 1935 1939

Olivier Messiaen  Journalism 1935   1939

Nouvelle traduction française avec remarques et notes de Pierre Messiaen, tr. and ed. ... ____, 'Messiaen and art sacré', in Christopher Dingle and Robert Fallon (eds), Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences (Farnham, ...

Author: Stephen Broad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317085935

Category: Music

Page: 184

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One of the foremost composers of the twentieth century, Olivier Messiaen wrote widely on his music and on his beliefs. This is the first edition of his early journalism and provides both the original French text and an English translation. The writing in this volume dates from the 1930s, before the composer gained the international reputation that he and his music now enjoy. The pieces he wrote range from reviews of individual performances to essays on particular works or composers and articles that discuss more general themes such as sincerity of expression in music. Many of the articles included in this collection are new to the Messiaen bibliography, and others are available here for the first time in English. A number are, as Broad describes them, 'quietly shocking' in that they force us to reappraise certain aspects of the composer such as his role in La Jeune France, and his wider participation in the debates of his time. This edition, therefore, represents a new source for understanding Messiaen and provides a fascinating glimpse of the composer in the early part of his career.
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Messiaen Perspectives 2 Techniques Influence and Reception

Messiaen Perspectives 2  Techniques  Influence and Reception

The volume also includes an ornithological catalogue of Messiaen’s birds, collates information on the numerous ‘tombeaux’ pieces he inspired, and concludes with a Critical Catalogue of Messiaen’s Musical Works.

Author: Dr Robert Fallon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472415189

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 740

Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaen’s music. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaen’s compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. While each book offers a coherent collection in itself, together these complementary volumes elucidate how powerfully Messiaen was embedded in his time and place, and how his music resonates ever more today. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception explores Messiaen’s imprint on recent musical life. The first part scrutinizes his compositional technique in terms of counterpoint, spectralism and later piano music, while the second charts ways in which Messiaen’s influence is manifest in the music and careers of Ohana, Xenakis, Murail and Quebecois composers. The third part includes case studies of Messiaen’s reception in Italy, Spain and the USA. The volume also includes an ornithological catalogue of Messiaen’s birds, collates information on the numerous ‘tombeaux’ pieces he inspired, and concludes with a Critical Catalogue of Messiaen’s Musical Works.
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Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture 1860 1960

Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture  1860   1960

... three volumes of essays, Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences (Ashgate, 2013), Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception (Ashgate, 2013) and Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art and Literature (Ashgate, 2007).

Author: Deborah Mawer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317121800

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 664

This edited volume of case studies presents a selective history of French music and culture, but one with a dynamic difference. Eschewing a traditional chronological account, the book explores the nature of relationships between one main period, broadly the 'long' modernist era between 1860–1960, and its own historical ‘others’, referencing topics from the Romantic, classical, baroque, renaissance and medieval periods. It probes the emergent interplay, intertextualities and scope for reinterpretation across time and place. Notions of cultural meaning are paramount, especially those pertaining to French identity, national and individual. While founded on historical musicology, the approach benefits from interdisciplinary association with philosophy, political history, literature, fine art, film studies and criticism. Attention is paid to French composers’ celebrations and remakings of their predecessors. Editions of and writings about earlier music are examined, together with the cultural reception of performances of past repertoire. Organized into two parts, each of the eleven chapters characterizes a specific cultural network or temporal interplay, which may result in synthesis, disjunction, or historical misreading. The interwar years and those surrounding the Second World War prove particularly rich sources of enquiry. This volume aims to attract a wide readership of musicologists and musicians, as well as cultural historians, other humanities scholars and concert-goers.
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