Messiaen: Le merle noir Program Notes. Olivier Messiaen () was a French organist, composer, and theorist whose rhythmic and. composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Le merle noir, for flute & piano, on AllMusic. Olivier Messiaen.

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Colours of a Flute. Great 20th Century Flute Music. Le Merle noir The blackbird is one of many works by Olivier Messiaen that utilize the songs of birds, a type of music that was always close to his heart.


The work starts with a brief piano spurt, followed by an nour section for the flute. Mozart et les Oiseaux.

Genre Chamber Music Classical. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The Art of the French Flute. You are commenting using your WordPress. Both the fast sections and the slow sections share a certain character and melodic contour that makes them recognizably related, even though they are not completely identical.

In Le merle noirthe short motivic bursts of activity the in cadenzas and the wild grace notes of the concluding passage imitate the call and fluttering of the blackbird.

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References [ edit ] Hill, Peter and Simeone, Nigel Understandably, the flute dominates the composition, and Le Merle noir is filled with opportunities for a flautist to show mastery of the instrument. This article about a composition merlr a chamber music group is a stub.

Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol. It was written and first performed in [1] and is the composer’s shortest independently published work, lasting just over five minutes. See Hill and Simeone, p.


Messiaen ‘s ability to mimic the blackbird in this manner, combined with his idiomatic, virtuosic writing for messaien flute, make this display piece charming and ear-tickling. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Retrieved from ” https: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Streams Videos All Posts.

The resulting structure of the work paints an mesiaen portrait of Messiaen as a composer by weaving together innovative techniques and a passion for birdsong.

In addition to exploring the concepts of modes of limited transposition, total serialism, non-retrogradable rhythm, and irregular rhythms that do not fit into conventional meters, Messiaen is also noted for his interest npir birdsongs.

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