Messiaen - Technique of my Musical Language

Messiaen Olivier - Technique of my Musical Language


Messiaen - Technique of my Musical Language. You can download the PDF sheet music Messiaen - Technique of my Musical Language on this page. The translation into English of Olivier Messiaen's The Technique of My Musical Language has been prompted by several factors. M. Messiaen's growth in the past decade as an international figure in mid-Twentieth-Century music has demanded attention from various artistic quarters. As a contemporary musician of stature, M. Messiaen should find a ready audience for his comments on any aspect of the current musical scene, particularly on those aspects which most affect his own production. Tolerance and appreciation of any given music are always enhanced by a microcosmic approach to an understanding of the technical procedures involved. In this relatively brief book, the composer has laid out for properly equipped readers a clear outline of certain principles of construction he has employed in composition. Made aware of these principles, the listener brings to the music a more meaningful receptiveness.
The cataloguing and explanation of methods of building tonal structures may strike a creative response in a student or mature composer.The book is one of the growing number of works on contemporary theory and practice which will contribute to the history of music in our century. For all these reasons it has appeared desirable to make M. Messiaen's book available to those English-speaking persons to whom French is not readily accessible.
The only departures from a quite literal rendition of the original text have been those occasioned by idiomatic dissimilarities of the languages involved. For the musical examples the second volume of the French publication will be used. The few remarks that required translation in that volume are presented in table form at its beginning.

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