Rondeau pour piano ... Prix maj.: 10 fr. Olivier MESSIAEN.

Rondeau pour piano ... Prix maj.: 10 fr.

Paris: Alphonse Leduc [PN A.L. 20.255], [1943].

Folio. Original publisher's olive green wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 5, [i] (blank) pp.

Lower outer corner of lower wrapper torn, with minor loss. Slightly worn; browned.

First Edition, later issue, without advertisement to verso of final leaf. Simeone I/24.

A French composer, organist and teacher, Messiaen "was a musician apart. The sources of his music may be traced on the one hand to the French organ tradition and on the other to the innovations of Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartók, but right at the start of his career he found a modal system that has a completely individual sound, and to this he remained true, even when he vastly extended the possibilities of his style after World War II. He was alone, too, among major 20th-century composers in his joyously held Catholic faith, which again was unswerving, however much he came to value non-European cultures, especially Indian and Japanese. As a teacher he instructed many of the most prominent composers of the next two generations." Paul Griffiths in Grove Music Online.

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