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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 composin.

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Messiaen

E 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 decad.

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G 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 lifeThis is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden Based upon unprecedented access to Messiaen’s privat.


3 thoughts on “Messiaen

  1. says:

    Admirably full of detail about Messiaen's life and work the writing suffers from too freuent excerpts from source material that might have been better used to shape a coherent toned narrative but as is often take away from providin

  2. says:

    Over a nearly 70 year career the French composer Olivier Messiaen gave the world a number of monumental works usually ascribing their uality to divine inspiration While Messiaen was one of the major composers of the 20th century he re

  3. says:

    I really wanted to like this book much than I actually did Perhaps it was the way in which I read it that caused confusion I started reading it in 2014 then took about a two year break when I returned the book to the library and moved away f