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dc.contributor.other Olivier Messiaen es
dc.contributor.other Asko ensemble es
dc.contributor.other Schönberg ensemble es
dc.contributor.other Slagwerkgroep den Haag es
dc.contributor.other Reinbert de Leeuw es
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-12T20:25:45Z
dc.date.available 1994
dc.date.available 2014-06-12T20:25:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2014-06-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4511
dc.description.abstract 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 Paul Dukas. In 1930, he became the principal organist at La Trinité Cathedral in Paris, a post he held for more than 40 years. His distinguished teaching career is marked by appointments in Darmstadt (1950-1953), his famous courses in harmony and analysis at the Paris Conservatoire beginning in 1947, and his appointment as professor of composition there in 1966. His impressive list of students includes Boulez, Stockhausen, and his second wife, keyboardist Yvonne Loriod, among many others. In synthesizing an individual style, Messiaen discovered in the music of Debussy the properties of "exotic" modes such as the whole-tone and diminished scales, calling them "modes of limited transposition." The inherent symetricalities of these modes enabled Messiaen to create progressions and melodies free of the tonic-dominant polarity of traditional tonal music, while remaining independent of the twelve-tone system as well. Messiaen was gifted with a strong sense of "synaesthesia" or hearing in colors. He often described his music in terms of "color progressions," also equating key signatures and collections (sets) of pitches with specific colors. At an early age, Messiaen developed a strong interest in rhythm, particularly fostered by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. His rhythmic investigations ranged from Gregorian chant, to ancient Greek poetic meters, to Indian raga, to gamelan music. He soon left regular metric divisions behind, although repetition remained an integral part of his rhythmic vocabulary. All of these elements are explained in great detail in his 1944 publication, Technique de mon langage musical (Technique of my musical language). In 1940, while a prisoner of war of the Germans, Messiaen composed Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). The quartet's unique instrumentation of piano, clarinet, violin, and cello was written for, and premiered by Messiaen and three fellow inmates while in detention; it became one of the great chamber works of the twentieth century. Messiaen was one of the first composers to apply serial techniques to parameters other than pitch (such as duration, register, and dynamics) in Mode de valeurs et d'intensités (1949) for solo piano. His interest in plain chant and rhythm led him to the ancient Greeks and Hindus, where he discovered processes such as nonretrogradable, additive, and subtractive rhythms. The Turangalila-symphonie of 1948 is the most synthetic of his early works. It features rich orchestration, imaginative use of tonal colors, Hindu rhythms, and a formal scheme that unfolds in large, block-like structures. Also of note here is one of the earliest uses of the Ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument capable of producing eerie glissandi, as well as monophonic melodies. Messiaen had a deep love of birdsong, and spent much time in the wild making extensive transcriptions, many of which would surface in his works, most notably in an arresting orchestral passage in Chronochromie (1960) and the monumental Catalogue d'oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds) (1958) for solo piano. His large body of organ music, composed primarily during his tenure as organist at the Sainte Trinite Cathedral, is highly idiomatic, colorful in harmony and registration, and rhythmically ingenious. From 1950, his Messe de la Pentecote (Mass of the Pentecost) is a collection of improvisations that he shaped into a composition. His only opera, St. Francis d'Assise, was completed in 1983. © Todd McComb, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 5-- Des canyons aux étoiles... (Pour piano solo cor xylorimba glockenspiel et orchestre) ; Première Partie : I. Le désert, II. Les orioles, III. Ce qui est écrit sur les étoiles…, IV. Le cossyphe d'heuglin, V. Cedar breaks et le don de crainte-- Deuxième Partie : VI. Appel interstellaire, VII. Bruce canyon et les rochers rouge-orange-- CD 6-- Des canyons aux étoiles... (Pour piano solo cor xylorimba glockenspiel et orchestre) ; Troisième Partie : VIII. Les Ressuscites et le chant de l'etoile aldebaran, IX. Le moqueur plyglotte, X. La grive des bois, XI. Omao leiothrix elepaio shama, XII. Zion park et la cite celeste-- es
dc.format.extent 2 CD Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (46 min., 30 seg.) ; 2 CD Rom (44 min., 00 seg.) es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 3298497821421 es
dc.title Olivier Messiaen Des Canyons aux Étoiles... es
dc.title.alternative Olivier Messiaen 1908 - 1992 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Naïve es
dc.identifier.classification 822186821794 es
dc.subject.cdu Mess.02 es


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