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Olivier Messiaen’s Analysis Seminar and the Development of Post–War Serial Music

Olivier Messiaen’s Analysis Seminar and the Development of Post–War Serial Music * This article was first published in German as `Das Analyseseminar Olivier Messiaens und die Entwicklung der seriellen Musik um 1950', in Reinhard Kopiez et al (eds.), È Musikwissenschaft zwischen Kunst, Asthetik und Experiment (Wurzburg: Konigshausen and È È Neumann, 1998), pp. 89±104. Music Analysis, 21/i (2002) ß Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2002. Published by Blackwell Publishers, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF, UK MARK DELAERE initiated and taught the new `Cours d'esthetique'; only in 1966 was he awarded  a professorship in composition. Over the years, Messiaen's teaching became increasingly attractive to an international audience of young composers who were committed to a radical, continuing development of new music. The first generation of Messiaen students included Pierre Boulez, Serge Nigg, Yvonne Loriod, Yvette Grimaud and, somewhat later, Karel Goeyvaerts, Michel Fano, Jean Barraque and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The  fact that this list reads as a more or less complete compendium of the originators of European total serialism needs explaining. Messiaen's reputation as an unorthodox composer and teacher within an ultra-conservative institution was clearly sufficiently attractive for a generation which passionately desired a totally organised musical language but which was nonetheless aware that their teacher neither wanted nor was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

Olivier Messiaen’s Analysis Seminar and the Development of Post–War Serial Music

Music Analysis , Volume 21 (1) – Mar 1, 2002

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Copyright © 2002 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0262-5245
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1468-2249
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10.1111/1468-2249.00149
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* This article was first published in German as `Das Analyseseminar Olivier Messiaens und die Entwicklung der seriellen Musik um 1950', in Reinhard Kopiez et al (eds.), È Musikwissenschaft zwischen Kunst, Asthetik und Experiment (Wurzburg: Konigshausen and È È Neumann, 1998), pp. 89±104. Music Analysis, 21/i (2002) ß Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2002. Published by Blackwell Publishers, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF, UK MARK DELAERE initiated and taught the new `Cours d'esthetique'; only in 1966 was he awarded  a professorship in composition. Over the years, Messiaen's teaching became increasingly attractive to an international audience of young composers who were committed to a radical, continuing development of new music. The first generation of Messiaen students included Pierre Boulez, Serge Nigg, Yvonne Loriod, Yvette Grimaud and, somewhat later, Karel Goeyvaerts, Michel Fano, Jean Barraque and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The  fact that this list reads as a more or less complete compendium of the originators of European total serialism needs explaining. Messiaen's reputation as an unorthodox composer and teacher within an ultra-conservative institution was clearly sufficiently attractive for a generation which passionately desired a totally organised musical language but which was nonetheless aware that their teacher neither wanted nor was

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Published: Mar 1, 2002

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