• Description
      “Matthew Schellhorn provides a prime example of the kind of recent scholarship that is not afraid to cast a critical eye upon the reliability of some of Messiaen’s key pronouncements, in this case with respect to Stravinsky’s Les Noces.” (Preface)
    • Reviews
      “An extremely valuable collection of essays on the life and works of Olivier Messiaen. This book should be of tremendous usefulness to Messiaen scholars worldwide.” —Rebecca Rischin, Ohio University, USA

      “For quality and depth of scholarship, I cannot speak too highly of it … an altogether impressive volume.” ***** —BBC Music Magazine

      “The book has been expertly put together. … Together all these chapters make a vital contribution to Messiaen research.” —The Tablet

      “Offers a fresh look at specific, and perhaps downplayed, aspects of Messiaen’s work…these essays look at some of the influences most essential for a complete understanding of Messiaen’s music. Recommended.” —Choice