Olivier Messiaen the music of faith / produced and directed by Alan Benson ; edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg.

"In this classic interview, the late composer talks on topics such as his love of nature and his fervent Christian faith, two themes that profoundly shaped his work; his views on rhythm and tonal color; his relationship with his mother, the poet Cécile Sauvage; and his professorship at the Pari...

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Corporate Authors: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta. Chorus, Films for the Humanities (Firm), London Weekend Television, ltd, Reiner Moritz Associates
Other Authors: Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992, Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-, Benson, Alan, Taylor, David, Webb, Frank, Atherton, David, 1944-
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
French
Published: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2002]
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Summary:"In this classic interview, the late composer talks on topics such as his love of nature and his fervent Christian faith, two themes that profoundly shaped his work; his views on rhythm and tonal color; his relationship with his mother, the poet Cécile Sauvage; and his professorship at the Paris Conservatoire. Film clips of Messiaen improvising on the organ and notating birdsong for his compositions--plus excerpts of his music, some of which are performed by his wife, Yvonne Loriod--provide a deeper appreciation of his special genius."--Container.
Item Description:Originally produced by London Weekend Television in 1985 for the television program The South Bank show.
Distributed worldwide by RM Associates.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences: FFH 10323.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (79 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD.
Production Credits:Photographer, David Taylor ; editor, Frank Webb.
Participant or Performer:Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta Chorus ; David Atherton, conductor.
Language:In English and French with English subtitles.