2nd Edition

Olivier Messiaen A Research and Information Guide

By Vincent Benitez Copyright 2018
    382 Pages
    by Routledge

    382 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1: Messiaen Studies and Bibliographies

    A Discussion of Messiaen Studies

    Messiaen Bibliographies

    Chapter 2: Primary Sources I: Fonds Olivier Messiaen – Bibliothèque nationale de France/Richelieu, Library of Congress and Symphony Orchestra Archives, Other Collections

    Fonds Olivier Messiaen – VM FONDS 30 MES – Bibliothèque nationale de France/Richelieu

    Cahiers de notations de chants d’oiseaux

    Musical Works of Olivier Messiaen

    Pedagogical Works

    Compositional Notebooks

    Selected Correspondence


    Other Materials

    Library of Congress and Symphony Orchestra Archives

    Other Collections – Library and Private

    Chapter 3: Primary Sources II: Articles and Reviews, Pedagogical Works, and Lectures and Librettos

    Articles, Essays in Collected Editions, Reviews, and Other Materials by Messiaen

    Pedagogical Works

    Lectures and Librettos

    Chapter 4: Primary Sources III: Prefaces to Works, Interviews, Published Correspondence; and Documentaries and Filmed Performances

    Prefaces to Works, Articles/Special Issues, and Books


    Published Correspondence and Dedicatory Notes

    Documentaries and Filmed Performances

    Chapter 5: Biographical and Stylistic Studies

    General Studies of Messiaen’s Life and Music, Style, and Aesthetics

    Specialized Discussions of Messiaen’s Music

    Essay Collections, Program Booklets, and Special Periodical Issues

    Devoted to Messiaen

    General Biographical, Historical, and Stylistic Discussions of Messiaen and His Music in Articles and Essays in Collected Editions

    Chapter 6: Topical Studies

    Analytical and Theoretical Studies of Messiaen’s Music


    Instrumental, Orchestral, Choral, and Vocal Mu


    Vincent P. Benitez is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Pennsylvania State University.