The Resource Messiaen, Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone

Messiaen, Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone

Label
Messiaen
Title
Messiaen
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. Almost nothing has been known about Messiaen's working practices. Indeed, the composer became fanatically secretive about any work in progress, and was similarly reticent about his private life
  • This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden. It has been made possible by the unprecedented access to Messiaen's private archive granted to the authors by the composer's widow, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen. The archive includes musical sketches, correspondence, lecture notes, diaries, as well as hundreds of photographs, many of which are published here for the first time. Using this remarkable material, Hill and 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, his passionate first marriage to Claire Delbos, through to the immense achievements of his final decades."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Peter
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M595
LC item number
H49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simeone, Nigel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Messiaen, Olivier
  • Composers
Label
Messiaen, Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood and the conservatoire: 1908-1929 -- The Trinité and marriage: 1930-1934 -- La Jeune France: 1935-1939 -- Messiaen's war: 1940-1944 -- 'La cas Messiaen' and the Tristan trilogy: 1945-1948 -- Experiment and renewal: 1949-1952 -- Birdsong into music: 1952-1959 -- Public controversy, private happiness: 1959-1963 -- An establishment figure? 1964-1969 -- Splendours of nature: 1970-1974 -- 'Messiaen, faites-moi un opéra': 1975-1978 -- 'Brother Messiaen at the opéra: 1979-1983 -- Inspiration regained: 1984-1987 -- Illuminations of the beyond: 1988-1992
Control code
ocm60740880
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780300109078
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005930976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, music
System control number
(OCoLC)60740880
Label
Messiaen, Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood and the conservatoire: 1908-1929 -- The Trinité and marriage: 1930-1934 -- La Jeune France: 1935-1939 -- Messiaen's war: 1940-1944 -- 'La cas Messiaen' and the Tristan trilogy: 1945-1948 -- Experiment and renewal: 1949-1952 -- Birdsong into music: 1952-1959 -- Public controversy, private happiness: 1959-1963 -- An establishment figure? 1964-1969 -- Splendours of nature: 1970-1974 -- 'Messiaen, faites-moi un opéra': 1975-1978 -- 'Brother Messiaen at the opéra: 1979-1983 -- Inspiration regained: 1984-1987 -- Illuminations of the beyond: 1988-1992
Control code
ocm60740880
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780300109078
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005930976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, music
System control number
(OCoLC)60740880

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