Dingle, Christopher: Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art & Literature (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: Music and Literature

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Contents: Editors' note; Introduction; Messiaen and Cocteau, Stephen Broad; L'Harmonie de l'Univers: Maurice Toesca and the genesis of Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, Edward Forman; Messiaen and Dutilleux, Caroline Potter; Les Noces and Trois Petites Liturgies: an assessment of Stravinsky's influence on Messiaen, Matthew Schellhorn; From Fête des Belles Eaux to Saint François d'Assise: the evolution of the writing for Ondes Martenot in the music of Olivier Messiaen, Jacques Tchamkerten; Messiaen recorded: Quatre études de rythme, Peter Hill; Messiaen's chords, Allen Forte; The record of realism in Messiaen's bird style, Robert Fallon; Musical analysis according to Messiaen: a critical view of a most original approach, Jean Boivin; Messiaen – bibliophile, Gareth Healey; Observations on time in Olivier Messiaen's Traité, Andrew D.J. Shenton; L'Âme en bourgeon, Cécile Sauvage (translation and afterword by Philip Weller); The life and works of Jean Lurçat, (1892–1966) Olivier Messiaen; Dancing Turangalîla: Messiaen and the ballet, Nigel Simeone; Frescoes and legends: the sources and background of Saint François d'Assise, Christopher Dingle; The music of Olivier Messiaen and the Catholic liturgy, Père Jean-Rodolphe Kars; Bibliography; Index.