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Messiaen Studies


  • Page extent: 272 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.64 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521839815)

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  • Published January 2008

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Messiaen Studies

Cambridge University Press
9780521839815 - Messiaen Studies - Edited by Robert Sholl
Table of Contents


List of contributors   [viii]
Acknowledgements   [ix]
1Messiaen in 1942: a working musician in occupied Paris   Nigel Simeone   [1]
2Love, Mad Love and the ‘point sublime’: the Surrealist poetics of Messiaen’s Harawi   Robert Sholl   [34]
3Messiaen’s journey towards asceticism   Paul McNulty   [63]
4Forms of love: Messiaen’s aesthetics of éblouissement   Sander van Maas   [78]
5Messiaen’s mysterious birds   Allen Forte   [101]
6Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux: a musical dumbshow?   Jeremy Thurlow   [119]
7The impossible charm of Messiaen’s Chronochromie   Amy Bauer   [145]
8Composer as performer, recording as text: notes towards a ‘manner of realization’ for Messiaen’s music   Andrew Shenton   [168]
9‘The art of the most intensive contrast’: Olivier Messiaen’s mosaic form up to its apotheosis in Saint François d’Assise   Stefan Keym   [188]
10Two paths to paradise: reform in Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise   Robert Fallon   [206]
11Messiaen and twentieth-century music   Arnold Whittall   [232]
Index   [254]

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