Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques - Hill, Peter, and Simeone, Nigel, and Thomas, Wyndham, Dr. (Series edited by)
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What makes Oiseaux exotiques so important is that it is arguably the first of Messiaen's major works to create a successful synthesis between his music and his passion for ornithology. The earliest composition to use birdsong to a significant extent was the Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (1940-41). A newspaper interview a few years later (France-Soir, 1948) demonstrates Messiaen's growing desire to move away from the stylization that had characterized the Quatuor towards a much greater realism, based on a close observation of ...

Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques 2007, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754656302

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