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Olivier Messiaen : A Research and Information Guide

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Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide is a unique bibliographical resource that presents the reader with the most significant and helpful resources on Olivier Messiaen, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers, published between 1930 and 2007. An introductory chapter offers a short biography of Messiaen, a consideration of his musical style and works, and a discussion of Messiaen studies. Chapters 2 and 3 concentrate on the primary literature, organized around manuscript collections, articles and reviews, pedagogical works, lectures and librettos, prefaces, interviews, correspondence, and documentaries and filmed performances. Chapters 4 through 9 focus on the secondary literature, namely, biographical and stylistic studies, topical examinations, discussions of particular works, accounts of Messiaen in works devoted to other topics, reviews of books and significant performances of Messiaen's music, and examinations of source materials on the Internet. A list of works and a selected discography conclude the book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.8mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138870250
  • 9781138870253

Table of contents

ContentsPreface AcknowledgementsChapter 1: Olivier Messiaen: Life, Musical Style and Works, and StudiesA Sketch of Messiaenâs Life A Survey of Messiaenâs Musical Style and Works A Discussion of Messiaen Studies Past and Present Messiaen Bibliographies Chapter 2: Primary Sources I: Collections, Articles and Reviews, Pedagogical Works, and Lectures and LibrettosCollections Articles, Essays in Collected Editions, Reviews, and Other Materials by MessiaenPedagogical Works Lectures and Librettos Chapter 3: Primary Sources II: Prefaces to Works, Interviews, Published Correspondence, and Documentaries and Filmed PerformancesPrefaces to Works, Articles/Special Issues, and BooksInterviews Published Correspondence and Dedicatory Notes Documentaries and Filmed Performances Chapter 4: Biographical and Stylistic Studies General Studies of Messiaenâs Life and Music, Style, and Aesthetics Specialized Discussions of Messiaenâs Music Essay Collections, Program Booklets, and Special Periodical Issues Devoted to MessiaenGeneral Biographical, Historical, and Stylistic Discussions of Messiaen and His Music in Articles and Essays in Collected Editions Chapter 5: Topical Studies Analytical and Theoretical Studies of Messiaenâs Music Birdsong Instrumental, Orchestral, Choral, and Vocal Music Organ Music Piano Music Messiaen as Teacher Chapter 6: Studies of Particular Works Opera Orchestral Works Chamber Works Organ Works Piano Works Vocal and Choral Works Electronic Works Chapter 7: Accounts of Messiaen and His Work in Sources Devoted to Other TopicsArticles and Essays in Collections Books and Textbooks Dissertations and Other Unpublished Documents Dictionary and Encyclopedia Articles Chapter 8: Selected Listings of Reviews of Books, Essay Collections, Monographs, Treatises, World Premieres, and Significant Performances Selected Reviews of Books, Essay Collections, Monographs, and TreatisesReviews of World Premieres and Significant Performances of Messiaenâs WorksChapter 9: Other Source Materials: Messiaen Web Sites, Competitions, Conferences, and Festivals Messiaen Web Sites Competitions Conferences Festivals Appendix 1 List of Works I. Opera II. Orchestral Works III. Chamber and Instrumental IV. Organ V. Piano VI. Vocal and Choral VII. Electronic Appendix 2 Selected Discography Index of Names Index of Musical Works by Olivier Messiaenshow more