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Hill, Peter 1948-

Works: 128 works in 366 publications in 6 languages and 7,629 library holdings
Genres: Art music  Suites  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs and music  Fugues  Preludes (Music)  Scores  Piano music  Interviews 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Author, Performer, Editor, Other, Musician, Redactor
Classifications: ML410.M595, 786.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Hill
Messiaen by Peter Hill( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) is a musician about whom most remains to be discovered. More than a decade after his death our knowledge of Messiaen is largely conditioned by what he said about himself - in lectures and interviews, in his work as a teacher, and in the monumental seven-volume treatise that encompassed the whole of his composing world. But Messiaen's public documents conceal as much as they reveal, seldom explaining why a work was written, or what complexities went into its making. Almost nothing has been known about Messiaen's working practices. Indeed, the composer became fanatically secretive about any work in progress, and was similarly reticent about his private life
The Messiaen companion by Russell Hoban( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major study since the composer's death, this examines the inspiration which Messiaen derived from his religious faith, and from his lifelong passion for ornithology and the natural world
Stravinsky, the rite of spring by Peter Hill( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a comprehensive guide to the work, telling in vivid detail the story of its inception and composition, of the stormy rehearsals which led to the scandalous premiere on 29 May 1913, and of Stravinsky's later betrayal of the ballet's first choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. At the same time, in a reassessment of the work's musical values, Peter Hill probes beneath the surface of the music to reveal an architectural conception of unsuspected guile and subtlety. A feature of the book is a detailed discussion of the work in performance, drawing on recordings by the Rite's greatest interpreters, Stravinsky himself included
The piano music = Das Klavierwerk = L'œuvre pianistique by Arnold Schoenberg( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded: Residenz, Munich, West Germany, May 1974
Piano music by Igor Stravinsky( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for four hands by Igor Stravinsky( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder = Songs by Franz Schubert( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in German and Spanish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques by Peter Hill( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes Oiseaux exotiques so important is that it is arguably the first of Messiaen's major works to create a successful synthesis between his music and his passion for ornithology. The earliest composition to use birdsong to a significant extent was the Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (1940-41). A newspaper interview a few years later (France-Soir, 1948) demonstrates Messiaen's growing desire to move away from the stylization that had characterized the Quatuor towards a much greater realism, based on a close observation of birds in their natural habitat. At the same time, Messiaen continued to regard birdsong as music--and divinely inspired music at that--a belief that led for a time to an obsession with truth-to-nature. Against this background, Oiseaux exotiques proves to be a landmark, the work in which Messiaen the musician began to regain the upper hand over Messiaen the ornithologist. The introductory chapter (Chapter 1) outlines the background to Oiseaux exotiques, discussing Messiaen's relations with the 1950s avant garde--in particular with his former pupil Pierre Boulez--and his involvement with the concerts of the Domaine musical, for which Oiseaux exotiques was composed. In Chapter 2, access to Messiaen's sketches enables the authors to analyse his compositional methods in unprecedented detail; a generous number of music examples refer to birdsong recordings actually used by Messiaen (which can be heard on the accompanying CD), and trace step-by-step the evolution of musical ideas from first notation to finished score. Chapter 3 provides a commentary on the music, investigating issues of continuity and texture, and revealing the processes underlying the score's dazzling profusion. In two further chapters Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone recount the reception history of Oiseaux exotiques, and compare recorded interpretations, taking as their point of departure the historic premiere, included in full on the CD. Finally, the Conclusion considers the implications of Oiseaux exotiques for the composer's subsequent music, from the Catalogue d'oiseaux (1956-58) to the later masterpieces of Messiaen's style oiseau. [Publisher description]
I am Goya ; Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra ; Remembering Esenin ; The sickle by Nigel Osborne( )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fauvette passerinette : a Messiaen premiere, with birds, landscapes and homages by Peter Hill( )

6 editions published in 2014 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2012, leading pianist and Messiaen scholar Peter Hill made a remarkable discovery among the composer's papers: several pages of tightly written manuscript from 1961, constituting a near-complete and hitherto unknown work for piano. Hill was able to fill in some missing dynamics and articulations by consulting Messiaen's birdsong notebooks, and gave the work's first public performance in the autumn of 2013"--Container
Wind-up : [chamber] music by Paul Archbold( )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klimt : music of his time( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait : his works, his life by Igor Stravinsky( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-tempered clavier, book 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 2012 and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-tempered clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 2013 and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French suites( )

3 editions published in 2015 and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian works for piano four hands( )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux : from conception to performance by Roderick Chadwick( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick Chadwick and Peter Hill give a detailed account of the evolution of Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux for piano solo, from its initial conception in the Black Forest in 1953 to its completion and premiere in the Parisian 'Concerts du Domaine Musical' at the end of the decade. Through close examination of the composer's birdsong cahiers they demonstrate how Messiaen translated nature into music in a way that had a major impact on his later work. They also consider issues of performance, and Messiaen's artistic relationship with his dedicatee and wife-to-be, Yvonne Loriod, including the significance of her two recordings of the cycle. This book illuminates the Catalogue from a variety of angles: its historical significance, as a study of how mimicry of nature can be transformed into music of mesmeric originality, and as a guide that offers a wealth of fresh insights to listeners and performers
Catalogue d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fauvette passerinette : (sylvia cantillans) : for piano (1961) by Olivier Messiaen( )

3 editions published in 2015 and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Messiaen companionStravinsky, the rite of springOlivier Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques
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Hill, Peter P.

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English (80)

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Russian (9)

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