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‘Orpheus the Explorer’: ‘Harmony of Parts’ and ‘Charm of Colour’ in the Performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Organ Music

  title={‘Orpheus the Explorer’: ‘Harmony of Parts’ and ‘Charm of Colour’ in the Performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Organ Music},
  author={Simon Dunbavand},
This project aims to assemble interpretative and analytical materials, cross- connections, comparisons, and theological insights in order to form a hermeneutic, holistic approach to performances of Messiaen’s organ music. Thus, research and interpretation lead to the recording on a suitable instrument of performances, which in turn illustrate theological and interpretative issues. Rather than investigating complete cycles, the development of a carefully constructed programme of individual… Expand
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