Messiaen as Pianist: A Romantic in a Modernist World

Dingle, Christopher (2014) Messiaen as Pianist: A Romantic in a Modernist World. In: Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 29-50. ISBN 9781409400646

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Scholars or performers might view the study of musical performance, whether live or recorded, as the exploration of creative confusion. such an investigation feeds off the gap between the information provided by the composer (principally, though not exclusively, through the score) and the performer’s understanding of what is and is not conveyed explicitly and implicitly by that information. We might rationally think that such a gap would not exist when the composer and the performer are the same individual. still, while every case differs, the gap can often appear to become a yawning chasm for composer-performers.

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1 January 2014Published
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Christopher Dingle
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:54

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