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Roderick Chadwick; MR Peter Hill Music in Context: Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux : From Conception to Performance (Hardcover)

Roderick Chadwick; MR Peter Hill Music in Context: Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux : From Conception to Performance (Hardcover)

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This book charts Messiaen's transformation of birdsong into music and its development into a major work of the twentieth century. Roderick Chadwick and Peter Hill give a detailed account of the evolution of Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux for piano solo, from its initial conception in the Black Forest in 1953 to its completion and premiere in the Parisian 'Concerts du Domaine Musical' at the end of the decade. Through close examination of the composer's birdsong cahiers they demonstrate how Messiaen translated nature into music in a way that had a major impact on his later work. They also consider issues of performance, and Messiaen's artistic relationship with his dedicatee and wife-to-be, Yvonne Loriod, including the significance of her two recordings of the cycle. This book illuminates the Catalogue from a variety of angles: its historical significance, as a study of how mimicry of nature can be transformed into music of mesmeric originality, and as a guide that offers a wealth of fresh insights to listeners and performers. • Author: Roderick Chadwick,Peter Hill • ISBN:9781107000315 • Format:Hardcover • Publication Date:2017-12-21

Specifications

Language

English

Series Title

Music in Context

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

English

Number of Pages

246

Author

Peter Hill, Roderick Chadwick

Title

Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux

ISBN-13

9781107000315

Publication Date

December, 2017

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

10.25 x 7.26 x 0.67 Inches

ISBN-10

1107000319

SKU: WA746313214

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