TITLE

The Politics of Transcendence: Ideology in the Music of Messiaen in the 1930s

AUTHOR(S)
Fulcher, Jane F.
PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Fall2002, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Looks into the music of composer Olivier Messiaen during the 1930s in France. Analysis of the ideological and aesthetic discourses that permeated in the country during his time; Exploration of the relationship of Messiaen and his colleagues to specific strains within the nonconformist movement of young French intellectuals who sought another path; Names of people that influenced Messiaen in his musical compositions.
ACCESSION #
14425262

 

Related Articles

  • Messiaen, Jolivet, and the Soldier—Composers of Wartime France. Sprout, Leslie A. // Musical Quarterly;Summer2004, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p259 

    Examines the life and works of composers in France during the war including Olivier Messiaen and Andre Jolivet. Composers' experience of captivity which were expressed in their musical compositions; Relationship between war and music; Implications for music history and development.

  • Hymns of praise. CLINCH, DERMOT // New Statesman;01/22/99, Vol. 128 Issue 4420, p41 

    Profiles composer Olivier Messiaen. Style of Messiaen's music; Information on some of his works.

  • Supreme clarity. Pfaff, Tim // Bay Area Reporter;1/1/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p24 

    The article comments on the 100th birth anniversary of musician Olivier Messiaen and his influence on classical music.

  • An audubon is sound. Gurewitsch, Matthew // Atlantic;Mar1997, Vol. 279 Issue 3, p90 

    The article focuses the avant-garde music of the American composer Olivier Messiaen. A brief overview of the composer's life, personality and career is provided. The musical aesthetics and sonic sources for his works are discussed, highlighting his use of birdsong and ambient nature sounds. The...

  • High, ‘Low,’ and Plastic Arts: Philip Glass and the Symphony in the Age of Postproduction. Grimshaw, Jeremy // Musical Quarterly;Fall2002, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p472 

    Looks into the work of modern theater and film composer Philip Glass in the U.S. Discussion of the symphonies made by Glass; Description of his musical compositions; Use of progressive sound production techniques that was essential to the development of Glass's compositional style.

  • 'Chez Messiaen, tout est prière': Messiaen's appointment at the Trinité. Simeone, Nigel // Musical Times;Winter2004, Vol. 145 Issue 1889, p36 

    The article presents information about composer Olivier Messiaen. By his own admission, he was a late-starter on the organ. He had already been studying at the Paris Conservatoire for seven years when, at the age of almost 19, he joined musician Marcel Dupre's preparatory organ class in Autumn...

  • MESSIAEN AND THE CONCEPT OF 'PERSONNAGES' Healey, Gareth // Tempo;Oct2004, Vol. 58 Issue 230, p10 

    Discusses Olivier Messiaen's concept of personnages, which is essential to his compositional and analytical thinking. Title of the compilation of the writings of Messiaen from 1949 onwards, in which personnages are introduced in detail at various points; Factor which allows personages to be...

  • Jennifer Bate. Bate, Jennifer // Organists' Review;Nov2008, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p3 

    The author reflects on her personal experiences in working with composer Olivier Messiaen. She describes Messiaen as someone who had infinite patience with artists who want to learn and someone who was very precise, listening to every detail that an organist plays. She relates her experience in...

  • MESSIAEN THE THEOLOGIAN. Weber, Paul Mathew // American Organist Magazine;Mar2006, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p70 

    Examines the musical language of composer Olivier Messiaen which was essentially exegetical. Description of his musical language by several musicians; His contribution to the development of music in the second half of the 20th century; Conflicts in his life as a composer; Uniqueness of the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics