Academic Year 2008-2009

Event Title

Musical Sketches of Divine Life: A Spiritual Gaze at the Incarnation and Birth of Christ by Olivier Messiaen

Disciplines

Music | Religion

Description

Can music speak about non-musical things? Can music be theological? French composer Olivier Messiaen's work for piano, Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, provides not only a beautiful sonic sketch, but also one composer's answers to these questions. This lecture explored various pieces in the cycle through performance and discussion.

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Musical Sketches of Divine Life: A Spiritual Gaze at the Incarnation and Birth of Christ by Olivier Messiaen

Can music speak about non-musical things? Can music be theological? French composer Olivier Messiaen's work for piano, Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, provides not only a beautiful sonic sketch, but also one composer's answers to these questions. This lecture explored various pieces in the cycle through performance and discussion.