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Published: 22 September 2016

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190277949

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Olivier Messiaen

Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts (1937–1948)

Richard D E Burton and Edited by Roger Nichols

  • Considers Messiaen's works in a context outside the usual scope of musicology, with detailed discussions of French Catholic intellectual culture during World War II
  • Reveals previously undiscovered intertextual references within Messiaen's compositions
  • Explores the unique aspects of Messiaen's personal theology
  • Includes a preface by Roger Nichols, locating Burton's work within current Messiaen scholarship

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