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The Life of Messiaen (Musical Lives)

by Christopher Dingle

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600),
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • General,
  • Music / General,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Music

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7749585M
    ISBN 100521635470
    ISBN 109780521635479

    Musical lives. The books in this series each provide an account of the life of a major composer, considering both the private and the public figure. The main thread is biographical and discussion of the music is integral to the narrative. Each book thus presents an organic view of the composer, the music and the circumstances in which the music was written. A life of Messiaen The scholar-pianist Peter Hill and the musicologist Nigel Simeone have written the book on Messiaen. With the help of Yvonne Loriod, the composer's widow, they had unlimited access to the great man's manuscripts, diaries, letters, and files.

    Olivier Messiaen (born Avignon, 10 December ; died Clichy, near Paris, 27 April ) was a French composer and is the most famous French composer of the midth century and one of the most important and original composers of his was a brilliant organist and played the organ at the church of La Trinité in Paris for over 60 years. Olivier Messiaen Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Early Life And Education. Olivier Messiaen was born 10th December , to Pierre and Cecile was born in Avignon, France, with one younger father was an English teacher, who also translated the works of Shakespeare into French.

    General Overviews. The most detailed biography of Messiaen is Hill and Simeone , and this was followed by Dingle , an attractively written study of the composer’s life. Périer , a study of the life and works remains a very useful introduction to the composer (in French). Griffiths examines Messiaen’s musical language and it includes interesting biographical information. Messiaen wrote every note, certainly, but the music would never have existed without the collaboration of the prisoners—and guards—of Stalag VIIIA. Rischin lovingly brings to life the other musicians—Étienne Pasquier, cellist; Henri Akoka, clarinettist; and Jean Le Boulaire, violinist—who played with Messiaen, the pianist at the première.


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The Life of Messiaen (Musical Lives) by Christopher Dingle Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Life of Messiaen paints a more nuanced picture of the man and the musician, peering behind Messiaen's public persona to examine the private difficulties and creative struggles that were the true backdrop to many of his greatest achievements.

Based upon the latest research, including previously overlooked sources, this book provides an Cited by: 6. Aside from his Catholic faith, Messiaen has said the other real influence on his life and music, even before he was born, was his mother the poetess Cecilé Sauvage whose book of verse L'ame en Bourgeon (The Soul in Bud) was written for him.

She spoke when expecting him, of a boy who would be an artist - she said 'the anguish of arts' mysteries. The Life of Messiaen paints a more nuanced picture of the man and the musician, peering behind Messiaen's public persona to examine the private difficulties and creative struggles that were the true backdrop to many of his greatest : Olivier Messiaen has 34 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Olivier Messiaen’s most popular book is Technique Of My Musical Language. The Life of Messiaen. By Christopher Dingle Cambridge University Press, pp., $ T he field of Messiaen biography was forever altered with the publication of Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone's magisterial Messiaen.

But there was still a niche to be filled between that enormous capstone ( pages, plus notes and bibliography) and an. Olivier Messiaen stands as one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century and among the foremost religious artists of any era.

When he died inthe prevailing image was of a deeply religious man whose only sources of inspiration were God and Nature, and of a composer whose music progressed along an entirely individual path, impervious to contemporaneous events and the 5/5(1).

Get this from a library. The life of Messiaen. [Christopher Philip Dingle] -- "Olivier Messiaen stands as one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century and among the foremost religious artists of any era. When he died inthe prevailing image was of a. The composer was similarly reticent about his private life.

This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden. Based upon unprecedented access to Messiaen’s private archive granted to the authors by the composer’s widow, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone trace the origins of many of /5(8).

The Life of Messiaen Christopher Dingle Cambridge University Press Buy from IndieBound Buy from Amazon. There can be little doubt that Olivier Messiaen () is the most profoundly theological composer of the 20th century.

Virtually all his pieces bear some form of explicit Christian intent or reference. The titles, the biblical. Based upon the latest research, including previously overlooked sources, this book provides an excellent introduction to Messiaen's life and work, presenting a fascinating new perspective of a man whose story is more remarkable than the myths surrounding it.

THE LIFE OF MESSIAEN by CHRISTOPHER DINGLE (Cambridge University Press, ISBN X / ) The Life of Messiaen paints a more nuanced picture of the man and the musician, peering behind Messiaen's public persona to examine the private difficulties and creative struggles that were the true backdrop to many of his greatest achievements.

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 life.

This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden.5/5(1). The Life of Messiaen, Hardcover () by Christopher Dingle. Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist, teacher, and ornithologist whose music is distinguished by his deep devotion to Catholicism, exoticism, and nature.

At the age of 11 he entered the Paris Conservatoire, studying organ and improvisation with Marcel Dupré and composition with Paulhe became the principal organist at La Trinité Cathedral in Paris, a post he held.

a short profile of French composer Olivier Messiaen, as part of the Southbank Centre's festival 'From The Canyons To The Stars' in London. Olivier Messiaen’s Childhood And Early Life Olivier Eugene Prosper Charles Messiaen was born on 10 Decemberin Avignon, in France, in a very literary family.

He was the elder of two children of Cecile Sauvage, who was a poet and Pierre Messiaen, who was an English teacher who had translated the plays of William Shakespeare into French. Christopher Dingle is Reader in Music and Assistant Course Director (BMus) at Birmingham Conservatoire.

In addition to The Life of Messiaen, he is co-author, with Chris Morley, of Music Criticism (Cambridge University Press, in preparation), author of Messiaen's Final Works (Ashgate, forthcoming), and co-editor of Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art and Literature (Ashgate, ).Author: Christopher Dingle.

18 Pierre Boulez, Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod, January 19 Messiaen at the organ of the Trinit, playing Tournemire, 20 Rafal Kubelik and Messiaen in Munich, June 21 Messiaen at Cedar Breaks, Utah, May 22 Messiaen notating a blackcap at the Carceri, Assisi. 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 life. This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden. Christopher Dingle is the author of The Life of Messiaen ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 1 review, published ), Messiaen Perspectives 1 ( avg ratin /5.

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.Olivier Messiaen Biography (Wikipedia) Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen (,; Decem – Ap ) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist, one of the major.Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen was born in Avignon, France into a literary was the elder of two sons of Cécile Sauvage, a poet, and Pierre Messiaen, a teacher of English who translated the plays of William Shakespeare into French.

Messiaen's mother published a sequence of poems, L'âme en bourgeon ("The Budding Soul"), the last chapter of Tandis que la terre tourne ("As.