The French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908–92) is a musician about whom most remains to be discovered. More than a decade after his death our knowledge of Messiaen is largely conditioned by what he said about himself in lectures and interviews, in his work as a teacher, and in the monumental seven-volume treatise that encompassed the whole of his composing world. But Messiaen’s public documents conceal as much as they reveal, seldom explaining why a work was written or what complexities went into its making. The composer was similarly reticent about his private life.This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden. Based upon unprecedented access to Messiaen’s private archive granted to the authors by the composer’s widow, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone trace the origins of many of Messiaen’s greatest works and place them in the context of his life, from his years at the Paris Conservatoire and his passionate first marriage to Claire Delbos through the immense achievements of his final decades.
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Olivier Messiaen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the fall of France in 1940 Messiaen was made a prisoner of war, and while incarcerated he composed his Quatuor pour la fin du temps ("Quartet for the end ...
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The definitive full-length biography of Messiaen. The authors were the first - and, so far, the only - writers to been given access to Messiaen's private ...
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Malcolm Ball - Messiaen
The celebrated composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) characterized himself as a rhythmician, ornithologist, and theologian. All interpreters concur that his ...
Chamber Music Northwest
CMNW proudly presents the Carter-Messiaen Project—a three- concert ... "Carter and Messiaen: Contemporaneous Composers in Different Sound-Worlds" ...
Malcolm Ball - Messiaen
'Messiaen and "Les années noires": a French composer during the German Occupation of Paris', [article in volume of Messiaen Studies, ed. R. Sholl] ...
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Feast of Music: Meeting Messiaen
I'm a bit too young to have met Olivier Messiaen while he was still alive, but the Messiaen Discovery Concert in Weill Recital Hall Sunday afternoon brought ...
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Carnegie Hall - Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-symphonie
Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie. ... In the centennial year of Olivier Messiaen’s birth, Carnegie Hall explores the life and work of this French ...
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MAJOR SOUTHBANK CENTRE FESTIVAL IN CELEBRATION OF MESSIAEN’S CENTENARY
From the Canyons to the Stars: The Music of Olivier Messiaen ... Lovingly and scrupulously curated by virtuoso pianist and close Messiaen ...
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Birmingham Conservatoire » Messiaen » Abstracts
Peter Bannister: Messiaen and modernism - a centenary assessment ... Stephen Broad (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama): Messiaen and Modern L’art ...
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Messiaen -- Whittall 88 (1): 139 -- Music and Letters
Documentation is extensive, nevertheless, its primary source being the archives currently under the control of Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen. ...
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