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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, b/w photos
- Publisher: Omnibus Press
- Publication Date: 08/10/2008
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9781847725875