Author Robert Sherlaw Johnson discussed all Messiaen's main works, exploring his musical language, the development of his technique, his individual approach to harmony and rhythm, the theological and symbolic aspects of his music, and his use of birdsong. The appendices include a chronological list of works and a list of bird names.
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Author Biography - Robert Sherlaw Johnson
Robert Sherlaw Johnson is a lecturer in music at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Worcester Colleage. He is also a composer and pianist and has recorded a number of Messiaen's works, including the Catalogue d'Oiseaux, of which he gave the first complete performance in Britain at Coventry Cathedral in 1973.