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The second of these works about human as opposed to divine love was the result of a commission from Serge Koussevitzky. Messiaen stated that the commission did not specify the length of the work or the size of the orchestra. This was the ten-movement Turangalîla-Symphonie. It is not a conventional symphony , but rather an extended meditation on the joy of human union and love.
It does not contain the sexual guilt inherent in Richard Wagner 's Tristan und Isolde because Messiaen believed that sexual love is a divine gift. Messiaen taught an analysis class at the Paris Conservatoire. In he taught and performed with Loriod for two weeks in Budapest.
The results of these innovations was the "Mode de valeurs et d'intensités" for piano from the Quatre études de rythme  which has been misleadingly described as the first work of " total serialism ". It had a large influence on the earliest European serial composers, including Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. When in Messiaen was asked to provide a test piece for flautists at the Paris Conservatoire, he composed the piece Le merle noir for flute and piano.
While he had long been fascinated by birdsong, and birds had made appearances in several of his earlier works for example La Nativité , Quatuor and Vingt regards , the flute piece was based entirely on the song of the blackbird. He took this development to a new level with his orchestral work Réveil des oiseaux —its material consists almost entirely of the birdsong one might hear between midnight and noon in the Jura.
Messiaen's first wife died in after a long illness, and in he married Loriod. Loriod frequently assisted her husband's detailed studies of birdsong while walking with him, by making tape recordings for later reference. Messiaen's music was by this time championed by, among others, Pierre Boulez, who programmed first performances at his Domaine musical concerts and the Donaueschingen festival.
The latter piece was the result of a commission for a composition for three trombones and three xylophones ; Messiaen added to this more brass, wind, percussion and piano, and specified a xylophone, xylorimba and marimba rather than three xylophones.
His reputation as a composer continued to grow and in , he was nominated as an Officier of the Légion d'honneur. The composition occupied him from to and the musicians employed include a voice ten-part choir, seven solo instruments and large orchestra. Its fourteen movements are a meditation on the story of Christ's Transfiguration. He arranged a visit to the US in spring , and was inspired by Bryce Canyon in Utah , where he observed the canyon's distinctive colours and birdsong.
In , he was asked to compose a piece for the Paris Opéra. While reluctant to undertake such a major project, he was persuaded in to accept the commission and began work on his Saint-François d'Assise.
The composition was intensive he also wrote his own libretto and occupied him from to ; the orchestration was carried out from until It was first performed in Some commentators at the time thought that the opera would be his valediction at times Messiaen himself believed so ,  but he continued to compose.
In he published a major collection of organ pieces, Livre du Saint Sacrement ; other works include birdsong pieces for solo piano, and works for piano with orchestra. In the summer of , Messiaen retired from teaching at the Conservatoire. He was promoted to the highest rank of the Légion d'honneur , the Grand-Croix , in François , which the composer attended,  and Erato 's publication of a seventeen-CD collection of Messiaen's music including a disc of the composer in conversation with Claude Samuel.
Although in considerable pain near the end of his life requiring repeated surgery on his back  he was able to fulfil a commission from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Éclairs sur l'au-delà He died in Paris on April 27, On going through his papers, Loriod discovered that, in the last months of his life, he had been composing a concerto for four musicians he felt particularly grateful to, namely herself, the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich , the oboist Heinz Holliger and the flautist Catherine Cantin  hence the title Concert à quatre.
Four of the five intended movements were substantially complete; Yvonne Loriod undertook the orchestration of the second half of the first movement and of the whole of the fourth with advice from George Benjamin. It was premiered by the dedicatees in September Messiaen's music has been described as outside the western musical tradition, although growing out of that tradition and being influenced by it.
This is partly due to the symmetries of his technique—for instance the modes of limited transposition do not admit the conventional cadences found in western classical music. His youthful love for the fairy-tale element in Shakespeare prefigured his later expressions of Catholic liturgy.
Messiaen continually evolved new composition techniques, always integrating them into his existing musical style; his final works still retain the use of modes of limited transposition. However, very few of these major works lack new technical ideas—simple examples being the introduction of communicable language in Meditations , the invention of a new percussion instrument the geophone for Des canyons aux etoiles While he was instrumental in the academic exploration of his techniques he compiled two treatises: Thus Messiaen maintained that a musical composition must be measured against three separate criteria: Messiaen wrote a large body of music for the piano.
Although a considerable pianist himself, he was undoubtedly assisted by Yvonne Loriod's formidable piano technique and ability to convey complex rhythms and rhythmic combinations; in his piano writing from Visions de l'Amen onwards he had her in mind.
Messiaen said, "I am able to allow myself the greatest eccentricities because to her anything is possible. Developments in modern French music were a major influence on Messiaen, particularly the music of Claude Debussy and his use of the whole-tone scale which Messiaen called Mode 1 in his modes of limited transposition.
Messiaen rarely used the whole-tone scale in his compositions because, he said, after Debussy and Dukas there was "nothing to add",  but the modes he did use are all similarly symmetrical.
Messiaen had a great admiration for the music of Igor Stravinsky , particularly the use of rhythm in earlier works such as The Rite of Spring , and his use of colour. He was further influenced by the orchestral brilliance of Heitor Villa-Lobos , who lived in Paris in the s and gave acclaimed concerts there. Messiaen was further influenced by Surrealism , as may be seen from the titles of some of the piano Préludes Un reflet dans le vent Colour lies at the heart of Messiaen's music.
He believed that terms such as " tonal ", " modal " and "serial" are misleading analytical conveniences. In some of Messiaen's scores, he notated the colours in the music notably in Couleurs de la cité céleste and Des canyons aux étoiles The importance of colour is linked to Messiaen's synaesthesia , which he said caused him to experience colours when he heard or imagined music he said that he did not perceive the colours visually.
In his multi-volume music theory treatise Traité de rythme, de couleur, et d'ornithologie "Treatise of Rhythm, Colour and Birdsong" , Messiaen wrote descriptions of the colours of certain chords. His descriptions range from the simple "gold and brown" to the highly detailed "blue-violet rocks, speckled with little grey cubes, cobalt blue, deep Prussian blue, highlighted by a bit of violet-purple, gold, red, ruby, and stars of mauve, black and white. When asked what Messiaen's main influence had been on composers, George Benjamin said, "I think the sheer Many of Messiaen's composition techniques made use of symmetries of time and pitch.
From his earliest works, Messiaen used non-retrogradable palindromic rhythms Example 2. He sometimes combined rhythms with harmonic sequences in such a way that, if the process were repeated indefinitely, the music would eventually run through all possible permutations and return to its starting point.
For Messiaen, this represented the "charm of impossibilities" of these processes. He only ever presented a portion of any such process, as if allowing the informed listener a glimpse of something eternal. In the first movement of Quatuor pour la fin du temps the piano and cello together provide an early example. Messiaen used modes he called modes of limited transposition. For example, the whole-tone scale Messiaen's Mode 1 only exists in two transpositions: Messiaen abstracted these modes from the harmony of his improvisations and early works.
As well as making use of non-retrogradable rhythm and the Hindu decî-tâlas, Messiaen also composed with "additive" rhythms. This involves lengthening individual notes slightly or interpolating a short note into an otherwise regular rhythm see Example 3 , or shortening or lengthening every note of a rhythm by the same duration adding a semiquaver to every note in a rhythm on its repeat, for example.
A factor that contributes to Messiaen's suspension of the conventional perception of time in his music is the extremely slow tempos he often specifies the fifth movement Louange à l'eternité de Jésus of Quatuor is actually given the tempo marking infiniment lent.
The whole peopled with birdsong. In addition to making harmonic use of the modes of limited transposition, he cited the harmonic series as a physical phenomenon that provides chords with a context he felt was missing in purely serial music.
Related to this use of resonance, Messiaen also composed music in which the lowest, or fundamental, note is combined with higher notes or chords played much more quietly. These higher notes, far from being perceived as conventional harmony, function as harmonics that alter the timbre of the fundamental note like mixture stops on a pipe organ. In his use of conventional diatonic chords, Messiaen often transcended their historically banal connotations for example, his frequent use of the added sixth chord as a resolution.
Birdsong fascinated Messiaen from an early age, and in this he found encouragement from his teacher Dukas, who reportedly urged his pupils to "listen to the birds". Messiaen included stylised birdsong in some of his early compositions including L'abîme d'oiseaux from the Quatuor pour la fin du temps , integrating it into his sound-world by techniques like the modes of limited transposition and chord colouration.
His evocations of birdsong became increasingly sophisticated, and with Le réveil des oiseaux this process reached maturity, the whole piece being built from birdsong: The same can be said for "Epode", the five-minute sixth movement of Chronochromie , which is scored for eighteen violins, each one playing a different birdsong.
Messiaen notated the bird species with the music in the score examples 1 and 4. The pieces are not simple transcriptions; even the works with purely bird-inspired titles, such as Catalogue d'oiseaux and Fauvette des jardins , are tone poems evoking the landscape, its colours and atmosphere. For some compositions, Messiaen created scales for duration, attack and timbre analogous to the chromatic pitch scale. He expressed annoyance at the historical importance given to one of these works, Mode de valeurs et d'intensités , by musicologists intent on crediting him with the invention of "total serialism".
Messiaen later introduced what he called a "communicable language", a "musical alphabet" to encode sentences. He first used this technique in his Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité for organ; where the "alphabet" includes motifs for the concepts to have , to be and God , while the sentences encoded feature sections from the writings of St.
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