Oliver Messiaen - Petites Esquisses D’oiseaux Pour Piano

Books | Piano, Score

Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Composer: Olivier Messiaen
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Being a fascinatingly unique composer, Olivier Messiaen pushed the conventions of composing to its very limits. The composer's music remains ever-popular and his Petites Esquisses D'Oiseaux depict Messiaen's passion for ornithology.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire at the mere age of 11, where he won many prizes. As a passionate ornithologist, as well as organist and composer, many of Messiaen's works depict bird song. His music is rhythmically complex and harmonically and melodically distinct, often using modes of limited transposition. Small Sketches of Birds, composed in 1985, comprises six movements; 1) The Robin, 2) The Blackbirds, 3) The Robin, 4) The Song Thrush, 5) The Robin, and 6) The Field Lark. The composer's enthusiasm for ornithology and composing combined makes for a sensational, unique addition to the Piano repertoire.

ISBN: 9790046274329
Length: 15
Language: French
Catalogue No: AL27432

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      This is a beautiful edition, but expensive.
      It's hard to get your head around Messiaen's language, but it does get a bit easier as you continue to work with it.
      Confirmed purchase: 26 February 2016
      Published on: 11 March 2016