Messiaen, Olivier. (1908–1992) & Amy, Gilbert. (b. 1936)
Signed 1968 Concert Program Page
One leaf, clipped from the program of a concert that the English Bach Festival Trust organized in honor of Messiaen's sixtieth birthday. The recto page contains the works performed and does not look like a clipping at all, but the cropped text on the verso page identifies it as such; the remaining text is the beginning of the programmatic/theological content of Messiaen's Visions d'Amen. Signed "Olivier Messiaen London 25-2-1968"; another signature, further down, must be Gilbert Amy's, whose Cycle was performed in the same concert. Amy was a student of Messiaen and of pianist Yvonne Loriod (1924-1010), Messiaen's second wife, who also participated in the concert. In fine condition. 5.2 x 7.7 inches; 13 x 19.5 cm.