Date of Award
Bachelor of Music Honours
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education & Arts
This paper investigates certain performance issues associated with Messiaen's 1951 chamber work, Le Merle Noir. This paper can be seen as a practical guide to performers wishing to gain a deeper perspective on the interpretational issues associated with performing this work. It is ·written from the vantage point of a performer and should be seen to complement a number of already existing analytical studies of this piece. The paper can also be read as an exemplar of the research a performer makes when developing a coherent and truthful interpretation of a music work.
Smith, K. (2008). Performing Le Merle Nair: An Investigation Into the Performance Issues in the Music of Olivier Messiaen. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/1236