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Messiaen the Theologian free pdf For Oliver Messiaen, music was a way of expressing his faith. He considered it his good fortune to have been born a Catholic and declared that 'the illumination of the theological truths of the Catholic faith is the first aspect of my work, the noblest and no doubt the most useful'. Messiaen is one of the most widely performed and recorded composers of the twentieth-century and his popularity is increasing, but the theological component of his music has so far been neglected and continues to provide a serious impediment for some of his audience. "Messiaen the Theologian" makes a significant contribution by providing cultural and historical context to Messiaen's theology. An array of international Messiaen scholars cover a wide variety of topics including Messiaen's personal spirituality, the context of Catholicism in France in the twentieth century, and comparisons of Messiaen with other artists such as Dante and Maritain. Interdisciplinary methodologies including exegesis, theological studies and semiotics are used to contribute to the understanding of several major works including Eclairs sur l'au-dela...Sept Haikai and Saint Francois d'Assise. By approaching Messiaen from such important and original perspectives, this book will be of interest not only to musicologists, but also to theologians and other readers with an interest in the connections between religion/spirituality and the arts.

About Andrew Shenton

Andrew Shenton holds bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees from London University, Yale and Harvard respectively. A renowned performer, scholar and educator, Dr. Shenton is currently a member of the musicology faculty at Boston University where he directs the Messiaen Project. He was a contributor to Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art, Literature (Ashgate, 2007) and his monograph Olivier Messiaen's System of Signs (Ashgate, 2008) won the 2009 Miller Book Award. Andrew Shenton, Yves Balmer, Peter Bannister, Sander van Maas., Karin Heller, Douglas Shadle, Vincent P. Benitez, Robert Fallon, Stephen Schloesser, Nigel Simeone, Robert Sholl, Luke Berryman, Cheong Wai Ling.

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Author : Andrew Shenton
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 28 April 2010
ISBN : 0754666409
EAN : 9780754666400
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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