28.8.13

Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time


Messiaen uses interesting approaches to both melody and rhythm particularly clear in movements 5 (starts around 18'20") and 6 (starts around 25'25"). A very good discussion of Messiaen's rhythmic processes can be found in this article:
Julian L. Hook Rhythm in the Music of Messiaen: An Algebraic Study and an Application in the "Turangal├«la Symphony"  Music Theory Spectrum , Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring, 1998), pp. 97-120

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