Olivier Messiaen Journalism 1935 1939

Compared with the more prolific journalists, such as his friend and colleague Paul Le Flem, Messiaen did not write ... If Messiaen had wished 4 Olivier Messiaen, 'Le Rythme chez Igor Strawinksy', La Revue musicale 191 (May 1939), 91–2; ...

Author: Stephen Broad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317085935

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One of the foremost composers of the twentieth century, Olivier Messiaen wrote widely on his music and on his beliefs. This is the first edition of his early journalism and provides both the original French text and an English translation. The writing in this volume dates from the 1930s, before the composer gained the international reputation that he and his music now enjoy. The pieces he wrote range from reviews of individual performances to essays on particular works or composers and articles that discuss more general themes such as sincerity of expression in music. Many of the articles included in this collection are new to the Messiaen bibliography, and others are available here for the first time in English. A number are, as Broad describes them, 'quietly shocking' in that they force us to reappraise certain aspects of the composer such as his role in La Jeune France, and his wider participation in the debates of his time. This edition, therefore, represents a new source for understanding Messiaen and provides a fascinating glimpse of the composer in the early part of his career.
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Olivier Messiaen Journalism 1935 1939

This edition, therefore, represents a new source for understanding Messiaen and provides a fascinating glimpse of the composer in the early part of his career.

Author: Stephen Broad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138251674

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One of the foremost composers of the twentieth century, Olivier Messiaen wrote widely on his music and on his beliefs. This is the first edition of his early journalism and provides both the original French text and an English translation. The writing in this volume dates from the 1930s, before the composer gained the international reputation that he and his music now enjoy. The pieces he wrote range from reviews of individual performances to essays on particular works or composers and articles that discuss more general themes such as sincerity of expression in music. Many of the articles included in this collection are new to the Messiaen bibliography, and others are available here for the first time in English. A number are, as Broad describes them, 'quietly shocking' in that they force us to reappraise certain aspects of the composer such as his role in La Jeune France, and his wider participation in the debates of his time. This edition, therefore, represents a new source for understanding Messiaen and provides a fascinating glimpse of the composer in the early part of his career.
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Olivier Messiaen Journalism 1935 1939

This edition, therefore, represents a new source for understanding Messiaen and provides a fascinating glimpse of the composer in the early part of his career.

Author: Mr Stephen Broad

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409495345

Category: Music

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One of the foremost composers of the twentieth century, Olivier Messiaen wrote widely on his music and on his beliefs. This is the first edition of his early journalism and provides both the original French text and an English translation. The writing in this volume dates from the 1930s, before the composer gained the international reputation that he and his music now enjoy. The pieces he wrote range from reviews of individual performances to essays on particular works or composers and articles that discuss more general themes such as sincerity of expression in music. Many of the articles included in this collection are new to the Messiaen bibliography, and others are available here for the first time in English. A number are, as Broad describes them, 'quietly shocking' in that they force us to reappraise certain aspects of the composer such as his role in La Jeune France, and his wider participation in the debates of his time. This edition, therefore, represents a new source for understanding Messiaen and provides a fascinating glimpse of the composer in the early part of his career.
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Olivier Messiaen

Mar 1939): 1. [Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939] In this article, Messiaen complains against laziness, on the part of both composers and audiences. He lambastes composers who are too conservative—they do not think deeply enough ...

Author: Vincent Benitez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351589130

Category: Music

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Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition presents researchers with the most significant and helpful resources on Olivier Messiaen, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers. With multiple indices, this annotated bibliography will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field. The second edition has been fully revised and updated.
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Visions of Amen

77. For this exchange see OlivierMessiaen:Journalism, 1935-1939, Fr 63-68; Eng 125-29. 78. Messiaen, “Musique religieuse” (“Religious Music”), La Page musicale (February 5, 1937): 1; in Olivier Messiaen:Journalism, 1935-1939, Fr 63-64; ...

Author: Stephen Schloesser

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802807625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908 1992) is probably best known for his Quartet for the End of Time, premiered in a German prisoner-of-war camp in 1941. However, Messiaen was a remarkably complex, intelligent person with a sometimes tragic domestic life who composed a wide range of music. This book explores the enormous web of influences in the early part of Messiaen's long life. The first section of the book provides an intellectual biography of Messiaen's early life in order to make his (difficult) music more accessible to the general listener. The second section offers an analysis of and thematic commentaries on Messiaen's pivotal work for two pianos, Visions of Amen, composed in 1943. Schloesser's analysis includes timing indications corresponding to a downloadable performance of the work by accomplished pianists Stphane Lemelin and Hyesook Kim.
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Olivier Messiaen s Catalogue D oiseaux

Perhaps the intensity with which Messiaen studied the sound and motion of the break-away bird surveying the landscape ... 30 April 1939; this translation Stephen Broad, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), p.

Author: Roderick Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107000315

Category: Music

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This book charts Messiaen's transformation of birdsong into music and its development into a major work of the twentieth century.
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Olivier Messiaen

1939. Tobie. Editions du Seuil. Schaeffer, Pierre, and Pierre Barbier. 1941. Portique pour une fille de France. Publications Jeune France. ... Olivier Messiaen: Journalism, 19351939. Farnham: Ashgate. Bruhn, Siglind, ed. 2008a.

Author: Richard D. E. Burton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190277949

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The 20th century French composer Olivier Messiaen was a devout Roman Catholic and notably claimed that his music was an expression of his faith. Unsurprisingly, many performers and listeners consider Messiaen's strong religiosity central to their appreciation of the composer's music. Music scholars have devoted much energy to exploring how Messiaen's music was an extension of his religious beliefs. Yet, these works tend to discuss Messiaen's Catholicism solely in terms of personal religious identity and ignore the composer's broader connections to the cultural landscape of Roman Catholicism in France. In Olivier Messiaen: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts (1937-1948) the late French literature scholar Richard Burton examines nine of Messiaen's works in the context of the broader French Catholic intellectual tradition. Drawing on an expansive knowledge of the Catholic literature and the surrealist tradition, Burton reveals that Messiaen's middle-period compositions are filled with intertextual references to the Bible and other theological writings, which Messiaen, given his reputation for falsifying facts, may have gone to great lengths to obscure. As a Catholic, Messiaen is presented as somewhat removed from the ethos of his time and place, taking no part in the social side of Catholicism that found expression in the Pétainist litany of 'Patrie, Famille, Travail'. Rather, Messiaen regarded himself as having a 'vertical' relationship with God, which could make him seem unworldly and even uncaring. With insights into the artistic careers of Messiaen's notable contemporaries and historical perspectives on the breakdown of French politics during World War II, Burton creates a vivid picture of the previously unexamined spiritual and philosophical inspirations behind Messiaen's pivotal mid-century compositions.
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Olivier Messiaen s Opera Saint Francois d Assise

Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. Bruhn, Siglind, ed. Messiaen's Contemplations of Covenant and Incarnation: Musical Symbols of Faith in the Two Great Piano Cycles of the 1940s.

Author: Vincent Perez Benitez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253042903

Category: Music

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In this comprehensive study of Olivier Messiaen's magnum opus, Saint François d'Assise, Vincent Perez Benitez examines the opera from both theological and musical-analytical perspectives to ask how Messiaen expresses his Catholic theology through his work. Benitez combines a close reading of the opera score with accounts from Messiaen's associates, studies of Messiaen's birdsong notebooks and other primary documents, and an examination of the religious, musical, poetic, and visual arts literature with which the composer was familiar to explore how the opera's harmonic language and sound-color relationships motivate its musical meaning and expression. Through his analysis of these diverse sources and comparisons of Saint François d'Assise with other works such as Berg's Wozzeck and Wagner's Parsifal, Benitez places Messiaen's compositional practice within larger musical perspectives and historical contexts.
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Female Composers Conductors Performers Musiciennes of Interwar France 1919 1939

113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 Christopher Dingle, The Life of Messiaen, 43. Stephen Broad, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939, 7. Broad was writing with specific reference to Messiaen's journalism, but this support ...

Author: Laura Hamer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315451473

Category: Music

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Drawing upon extensive archival research, interview material, and musical analysis, Female Composers, Conductors, Performers: Musiciennes of Interwar France, 1919–1939 presents an innovative study of women working as professional musicians in France between the two World Wars. Hamer positions the activities, achievements, and reception of women composers, conductors, and performers against a contemporary socio-political climate that was largely hostile to female professionalism. The musical styles and techniques of Marguerite Canal, Jeanne Leleu, Germaine Tailleferre, Yvonne Desportes, Elsa Barraine, and Claude Arrieu are discussed with reference to significant works dating from the interwar period. Hamer highlights the activities of Jane Evrard and her Orchestre féminin de Paris as well as the reception of the Orchestra of the Union des Femmes Professeurs et Compositeurs de Musique, a contemporary pro-suffrage organisation that was dedicated to defending the collective interests of musiciennes and campaigning for their employment rights. Beyond women composers and conductors, Hamer also sheds light on female performers and their contribution to the interwar early music revival.
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Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

The Miracle of Stalag 8A: Beauty beyond the Horror, Olivier Messiaen and the Quartet for the End of Time. Evansville, Ind.: Bird Brain, 2010. Messiaen, Olivier. Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939. Edited by Stephen Broad.

Author: Nicole V. Gagné

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538122983

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important composers, musicians, methods, styles, and media in modernist and postmodern classical music.
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Messiaen Perspectives 1 Sources and Influences

Broad's publications include an edition of Messiaen's little-known journalism, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Ashgate, 2012), a chapter on Messiaen and Cocteau in Dingle and Simeone (eds), Olivier Messiaen: Music, ...

Author: Robert Fallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097181

Category: Music

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Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaen’s music. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaen’s compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. While each book offers a coherent collection in itself, together these complementary volumes elucidate how powerfully Messiaen was embedded in his time and place, and how his music resonates ever more today. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences presents many new primary sources, including discussion of Messiaen’s birdsong cahiers, sketch and archival materials for his Prix de Rome entries and war-time Portique, along with performance practice insights and theological inspiration in works as diverse as Visions de l’Amen, Harawi, Timbres-durées and the organ Méditations. The volume places the composer within a broader historical and cultural framework than has previously been attempted, ranging from specific influences to more general contexts. As a centrepiece, the book includes an examination of the impact of one of the greatest influences upon Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod.
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Messiaen Perspectives 2 Techniques Influence and Reception

2 Olivier Messiaen, Traité de rythme,de couleur, et d'ornithologie, 1949– 1992, in 7 volumes (or tomes) and 8parts, ... translation and discussion byStephen Broad, OlivierMessiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Famham: Ashgate, 2012).

Author: Dr Robert Fallon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472415189

Category: Music

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Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaen’s music. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaen’s compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. While each book offers a coherent collection in itself, together these complementary volumes elucidate how powerfully Messiaen was embedded in his time and place, and how his music resonates ever more today. Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception explores Messiaen’s imprint on recent musical life. The first part scrutinizes his compositional technique in terms of counterpoint, spectralism and later piano music, while the second charts ways in which Messiaen’s influence is manifest in the music and careers of Ohana, Xenakis, Murail and Quebecois composers. The third part includes case studies of Messiaen’s reception in Italy, Spain and the USA. The volume also includes an ornithological catalogue of Messiaen’s birds, collates information on the numerous ‘tombeaux’ pieces he inspired, and concludes with a Critical Catalogue of Messiaen’s Musical Works.
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God s Mirror

See Suzanne Pagé, Années 30 en Europe: Le temps menaçant 1929–1939: Exposition du 20 février au 25 mai 1997, Musée d'art moderne de la ... Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012), French 73–74; English 134–35.

Author: Katherine Davies

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823262380

Category: Religion

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Gathering in one place a cohesive selection of articles that deepen our sense of the vitality and controversy within the Catholic renewal of the mid-twentieth century, God’s Mirror offers historical analysis of French Catholic intellectuals. This volume highlights the work of writers, thinkers and creative artists who have not always drawn the attention given to such luminaries as Maritain, Mounier, and Marcel. Organized around the typologies of renewal and engagement, editors Katherine Davies and Toby Garfitt provide a revisionist and interdisciplinary reading of the narrative of twentieth-century French Catholicism. Renewal and engagement are both manifestations of how the Catholic intellectual reflects and takes position on the relationship between the Church, personal faith and the world, and on the increasingly problematic relationship between intellectuals and the Magisterium. A majority of the writings are based on extensive research into published texts, with some occasional archival references, and they give critical insights into the tensions that characterized the theological and political concerns of their subjects.
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Four Last Songs

See Stephen Broad, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism, 19351939 (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012). 5. Quoted, respectively, in Claude Samuel, Olivier Messiaen: Music and Color; Conversations with Claude Samuel, trans.

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226420684

Category: History

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Later life is a fraught topic in our commercialized, anti-aging, death-denying culture. Where does creativity fit in? The canonical composers whose stories are told in this book--Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), and Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)offer radically individual responses to that question. In their late years, each of these national icons wrote an opera around which coalesced major issues about their own creativity and aging, ranging from declining health to the critical expectations that accompany success and long artistic careers. They also had to deal with the social, political and aesthetic changes of their time, including World Wars and the rise of musical modernism. By investigating their attitudes to their creativity in the face of aging, together with their late compositions and the critical reception of them, this book tells the stories of their different but creative ways of dealing with those changes. Bringing their respective specialties of medicine and literary criticism to bear on the study, the authors show how the late nineteenth century, where these stories begin, saw the discovery and definition of old age as a social, economic, and medical construct. And thus were born, in the twentieth century, both geriatrics and gerontology as disciplines. Despite recent medical advances and increased life expectancy, the strikingly dichotomous cultural views of age and agingboth positive and negativehave not changed much at all. What also has not changed are the reception of late-life works as caught between decline and apotheosis and the fraught discourse of late style. The stories in this book weave all these elements together, highlighting both the shared vicissitudes of aging and the individual power of creativity as a way to meet them."
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Messiaen s Final Works

Other titles of interest from Ashgate Olivier Messiaen : Music , Art and Literature Edited by Christopher Dingle and Nigel Simeone Olivier Messiaen : Oiseaux exotiques Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone Olivier Messiaen : Journalism 1935-1939 ...

Author: Christopher Philip Dingle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754606333

Category: Music

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When Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) completed the vast opera Saint Francois d'Assise in 1983, he was mentally and physically exhausted, and believed that this monumental work would be his final compositional statement. Seven further works emerged, however, and these form the focus of the present study. Christopher Dingle suggests that, following the crisis provoked by the opera, Messiaen's music underwent a discernable change in style. He examines these seven works to identify characteristics of the composer's music, in particular an often overlooked aspect of his technique: harmony.
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Gregory Haimovsky

Epigraph: Stephen Broad, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013), 136. 1. Haimovsky, Olivier Messiaen in My Life. All translations of Messiaen's writings were done by Gregory Haimovsky into Russian, ...

Author: Marissa Silverman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580469319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In the bleak cage of the Soviet Union, a brilliant pianist, inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen, survived and triumphed. This is his story, told partly in his own words.
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Arabesque without End

“Hummingbirds, Shells, Picture- Frames: Kant's 'Free Beauties' and the Romantic Arabesque.” In Rereading Romanticism, edited by Martha Helfer, 27–46. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000. Messiaen, Olivier. Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939.

Author: Anne Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000461503

Category: Art

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Featuring multidisciplinary research by an international team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the contested aspects of arabesque while exploring its penchant for crossing artistic and cultural boundaries to create new forms. Enthusiastically imported from its Near Eastern sources by European artists, the freely flowing line known as arabesque is a recognizable motif across the arts of painting, music, dance, and literature. From the German Romantics to the Art Nouveau artists, and from Debussy’s compositions to the serpentine choreographies of Loïe Fuller, the chapters in this volume bring together cross-disciplinary perspectives to understand the arabesque across both art historical and musicological discourses.
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Imaging Pilgrimage

115 O. Messiaen and H. Watts, “Canyons, Colours and Birds: An Interview with Oliver Messiaen,” Tempo , 128 (1979), 6. 116 7. 117 O. Messiaen, “Around an Organ Work,” in S. Broad, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Farnham: Ashgate, ...

Author: Kathryn Barush

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501335037

Category: Art

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While place-based pilgrimage is an embodied practice, can it be experienced in its fullness through built environments, assemblages of souvenirs, and music? Imaging Pilgrimage explores contemporary art that is created after a pilgrimage and intended to act as a catalyst for the embodied experience of others. Each chapter focuses on a contemporary artwork that links one landscape to another-from the Spanish Camino to a backyard in the Pacific Northwest, from Lourdes to South Africa, from Jerusalem to England, and from Ecuador to California. The close attention to context and experience allows for popular practices like the making of third-class or "contact" relics to augment conversations about the authenticity or perceived power of a replica or copy; it also challenges the tendency to think of the “original” in hierarchic terms. Imaging Pilgrimage brings various fields into conversation by offering a number of lenses and theoretical approaches (materialist, kinesthetic, haptic, synesthetic) that engage objects as radical sites of encounter, activated through religious and ritual praxis, and negotiated with not just the eyes, but a multiplicity of senses.
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The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation 1938 1945

10 See Stephen Broad, Olivier Messiaen: Journalism 19351939 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012). 11 La Revue musicale and the Guide du concert ceased publication during the Occupation. Their place was taken by L'Information musicale, ...

Author: David Professor Fanning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351862585

Category: Music

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Following their entry into Austria and the Sudetenland in the late 1930s, the Germans attempted to impose a policy of cultural imperialism on the countries they went on to occupy during World War II. Almost all music institutions in the occupied lands came under direct German control or were subject to severe scrutiny and censorship, the prime objective being to change the musical fabric of these nations and force them to submit to the strictures of Nazi ideology. This pioneering collection of essays is the first in the English language to look in more detail at the musical consequences of German occupation during a dark period in European history. It embraces a wide range of issues, presenting case studies involving musical activity in a number of occupied European cities, as well as in countries that were part of the Axis or had established close diplomatic relations with Germany. The wartime careers and creative outputs of individual musicians who were faced with the dilemma of either complying with or resisting the impositions of the occupiers are explored. In addition, there is some reflection on the post-war implications of German occupation for the musical environment in Europe. Music under German Occupation is written for all music-lovers, students, professionals and academics who have particular interests in 20th-century music and/or the vicissitudes of European cultural life during World War II.
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Renegotiating French Identity

See Steven Broad, ed., Olivier Messiaen: Journalism, 19351939, trans. Steven Broad (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 35–36. Schloesser, “The Charm of Impossibilities,” p. 179. See Anna Balakian, Surrealism: The Road to the Absolute ...

Author: Jane F. Fulcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190681500

Category: Music

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In Renegotiating French Identity, Jane Fulcher addresses the question of cultural resistance to the German occupation and Vichy regime during the Second World War. Nazi Germany famously stressed music as a marker of national identity and cultural achievement, but so too did Vichy. From the opera to the symphony, music did not only serve the interests of Vichy and German propaganda: it also helped to reveal the motives behind them, and to awaken resistance among those growing disillusioned by the regime. Using unexplored Resistance documents, from both the clandestine press and the French National Archives, Fulcher looks at the responses of specific artists and their means of resistance, addressing in turn Pierre Schaeffer, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, and Olivier Messiaen, among others. This book investigates the role that music played in fostering a profound awareness of the cultural and political differences between conflicting French ideological positions, as criticism of Vichy and its policies mounted.
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