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Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Author: Anthony Pople
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge music handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) is among the best-known compositions by Olivier Messiaen (1908?92). Like virtually all of his works, it combines the striking technical achievement of Messiaen's rich and attractive musical style with a deeply felt theological inspiration - in this case from the apocalyptic events described in the Book of Revelation, leading to the end of Time itself.  Read more...
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Named Person: Olivier Messiaen; Olivier Messiaen; Olivier Messiaen; Olivier Messiaen; Olivier Messiaen; Olivier Messiaen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Pople
ISBN: 0521584973 9780521584975 0521585384 9780521585385
OCLC Number: 39024851
Description: x, 115 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
'Liturgie de cristal' --
'Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps' --
'Abîme des oiseaux' --
'Intermède' --
'Louange à l'Éternite de Jésus' --
'Danse de la fureur, pour les septs trompettes' --
'Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps' --
'Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus' --
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Series Title: Cambridge music handbooks.
Other Titles: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Responsibility: Anthony Pople.
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This book is about the popular Quartet for the End of Time by Messiaen, which was first performed in 1941. The book describes how the work was composed in a prisoner-of-war camp and discusses the  Read more...

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'An excellent guide to the Quatuor with an enlightening analysis of the music.' BBC Music Magazine

 
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