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Excruciatingly Human

An investigation into the theoretical treatment of love and death in Messiaen’s Harawi of the “Tristan Trilogy” *NOTE: My endnotes have been lost in formatting translation, but my works cited can be found at the end of the post. Despite his reputation as a devoutly religious man, and a nearly supernatural composer, Olivier Messiaen’s (1908-1992)Continue reading “Excruciatingly Human”

Gifts to the Harp

*NOTE: My endnotes have been lost in formatting translation, but my works cited can be found at the end of the post. While Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel exhibited quite different French compositional styles, one quality they shared was an interest and deftness in composing for the harp. They often utilized the harp in uniqueContinue reading “Gifts to the Harp”


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