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Author Healey, Gareth.
Title Messiaen's musical techniques : the composer's view and beyond / Gareth Healey.
Published Farnham, Surrey Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2013.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML410.M595 H43 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 205 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-197) and index.
Contents List of Figures; List of Music Examples; List of Tables; Companion Website; Note on the Translations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Theoretical and Analytical Writings of Messiaen; 3 Theoretical and Written Sources; 4 Extra-Musical Influences; 5 The Influence of Debussy and Stravinsky; 6 Rhythmic Evolution; 7 Harmonic Evolution; 8 Harmony: An Alternative Perspective; 9 Form; 10 Implementation of Analytical Methodology; 11 Conclusion; Appendix 1: Technical Inventory; Appendix 2: Selected Work List; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Despite Messiaen's position as one of the greatest technical innovators of the twentieth century, his musical language has not been comprehensively defined and investigated. Given the reliance on idiosyncratic techniques, clear comprehension of the music is impossible without a detailed knowledge of Messiaen's methods. Gareth Healey charts their development and interconnections, considers their relationship with formal structures, and applies them in refined and extended form to works for which Messiaen himself left no published analysis.
Subject Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 1409448258 hardcover alkaline paper
9781409448259 hardcover alkaline paper
9781409448266 (ebook)
1409448266 (ebook)
9781409473091 (ebk - ePUB)
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OCLC number 802183265