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

Fulcher, Jane F.
September 2002
Musical Quarterly;Fall2002, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p449
Academic Journal
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.


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