Olivier Messiaen
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1908-12-10
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Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses modes of limited transposition, which ...

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Biography

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces.

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Olivier Messiaen
Plusieurs Oiseaux Des Arbres de Vie
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Plusieurs Oiseaux Des Arbres de Vie Plusieurs Oiseaux Des Arbres de Vie Plusieurs Oiseaux Des Arbres de Vie Plusieurs Oiseaux Des Arbres de Vie
Olivier Messiaen
Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (orch. Christopher Dingle)
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Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (orch. Christopher Dingle) Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (orch. Christopher Dingle) Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (orch. Christopher Dingle) Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (orch. Christopher Dingle)
Olivier Messiaen
Le désert (from Des canyons aux étoiles)
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Le désert (from Des canyons aux étoiles) Le désert (from Des canyons aux étoiles) Le désert (from Des canyons aux étoiles) Le désert (from Des canyons aux étoiles)

Le désert (from Des canyons aux étoiles)

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Marja Bon (piano), Hans Dullaert (french horn), Ger de Zeeuw (xylorimba), Wim Vos (glockenspiel),
Den Haag Percussion Group, Asko Ensemble, Schoenberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)
Olivier Messiaen
: La source de Vie (from Livre de Sainte Sacrement)
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: La source de Vie (from Livre de Sainte Sacrement) : La source de Vie (from Livre de Sainte Sacrement) : La source de Vie (from Livre de Sainte Sacrement) : La source de Vie (from Livre de Sainte Sacrement)
Olivier Messiaen
Dieux parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur)
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Dieux parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur) Dieux parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur) Dieux parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur) Dieux parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur)
Olivier Messiaen
20 Regards sur l'enfant Jesus for piano
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20 Regards sur l'enfant Jesus for piano 20 Regards sur l'enfant Jesus for piano 20 Regards sur l'enfant Jesus for piano 20 Regards sur l'enfant Jesus for piano
Olivier Messiaen
Antienne de la Conversation Intérieure
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Antienne de la Conversation Intérieure Antienne de la Conversation Intérieure Antienne de la Conversation Intérieure Antienne de la Conversation Intérieure

Antienne de la Conversation Intérieure

Performer
Yvonne Loriod (piano), Jeanne Loriod (onde Martenot), Maîtrise et orchestra de chamber de la R. T. F, Marcel Couraud (director)
Olivier Messiaen
O sacrum convivium
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O sacrum convivium O sacrum convivium O sacrum convivium O sacrum convivium
Olivier Messiaen
Le Banquet Céleste (Église de la Sainte-Trinité)
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Le Banquet Céleste (Église de la Sainte-Trinité) Le Banquet Céleste (Église de la Sainte-Trinité) Le Banquet Céleste (Église de la Sainte-Trinité) Le Banquet Céleste (Église de la Sainte-Trinité)
Olivier Messiaen
Oraison, from Fete des belles eaux (orginally for six ondes martenots)
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Oraison, from Fete des belles eaux (orginally for six ondes martenots) Oraison, from Fete des belles eaux (orginally for six ondes martenots) Oraison, from Fete des belles eaux (orginally for six ondes martenots) Oraison, from Fete des belles eaux (orginally for six ondes martenots)
Olivier Messiaen
Monodie
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Monodie Monodie Monodie Monodie
Olivier Messiaen
Prelude
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Prelude Prelude Prelude Prelude
Olivier Messiaen
Turangalila-Symphonie - VI. Jardin du sommeil d’amour
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Turangalila-Symphonie - VI. Jardin du sommeil d’amour Turangalila-Symphonie - VI. Jardin du sommeil d’amour Turangalila-Symphonie - VI. Jardin du sommeil d’amour Turangalila-Symphonie - VI. Jardin du sommeil d’amour
Olivier Messiaen
Quartet for the End of Time: Praise to the immortality of Jesus
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Quartet for the End of Time: Praise to the immortality of Jesus Quartet for the End of Time: Praise to the immortality of Jesus Quartet for the End of Time: Praise to the immortality of Jesus Quartet for the End of Time: Praise to the immortality of Jesus
Olivier Messiaen
Sequence du Verbe, cantique divin (Trois petites liturgies de la Presence divine)
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Sequence du Verbe, cantique divin (Trois petites liturgies de la Presence divine) Sequence du Verbe, cantique divin (Trois petites liturgies de la Presence divine) Sequence du Verbe, cantique divin (Trois petites liturgies de la Presence divine) Sequence du Verbe, cantique divin (Trois petites liturgies de la Presence divine)
Olivier Messiaen
L’Oiseau Lyre
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L’Oiseau Lyre L’Oiseau Lyre L’Oiseau Lyre L’Oiseau Lyre
Olivier Messiaen
Canteyodjaya
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Canteyodjaya Canteyodjaya Canteyodjaya Canteyodjaya
Michel Lethiec
Quatuor pour la fin du temps for clarinet, piano, violin and cello
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Quatuor pour la fin du temps for clarinet, piano, violin and cello Quatuor pour la fin du temps for clarinet, piano, violin and cello Quatuor pour la fin du temps for clarinet, piano, violin and cello Quatuor pour la fin du temps for clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Olivier Messiaen
Joie et Clarté (from Les Corps Glorieux)
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Joie et Clarté (from Les Corps Glorieux) Joie et Clarté (from Les Corps Glorieux) Joie et Clarté (from Les Corps Glorieux) Joie et Clarté (from Les Corps Glorieux)
Olivier Messiaen
La fauvette passerinette for piano
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La fauvette passerinette for piano La fauvette passerinette for piano La fauvette passerinette for piano La fauvette passerinette for piano
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O sacrum convivium! for chorus SATB (or soprano & organ)
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O sacrum convivium! for chorus SATB (or soprano & organ) O sacrum convivium! for chorus SATB (or soprano & organ) O sacrum convivium! for chorus SATB (or soprano & organ) O sacrum convivium! for chorus SATB (or soprano & organ)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Turangalila Symphony- Final movement
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Turangalila Symphony- Final movement Turangalila Symphony- Final movement Turangalila Symphony- Final movement Turangalila Symphony- Final movement
Olivier Messiaen
Des Canyons Aux Etoiles For Piano, Horn And Orchestra: Part 3; Les Ressuscites et le chant de l'etoile Aldebaran
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Des Canyons Aux Etoiles For Piano, Horn And Orchestra: Part 3; Les Ressuscites et le chant de l'etoile Aldebaran Des Canyons Aux Etoiles For Piano, Horn And Orchestra: Part 3; Les Ressuscites et le chant de l'etoile Aldebaran Des Canyons Aux Etoiles For Piano, Horn And Orchestra: Part 3; Les Ressuscites et le chant de l'etoile Aldebaran Des Canyons Aux Etoiles For Piano, Horn And Orchestra: Part 3; Les Ressuscites et le chant de l'etoile Aldebaran
Yvonne Loriod
Le Rousserolle Effarvatte (Catalogue d'Oiseux)
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Le Rousserolle Effarvatte (Catalogue d'Oiseux) Le Rousserolle Effarvatte (Catalogue d'Oiseux) Le Rousserolle Effarvatte (Catalogue d'Oiseux) Le Rousserolle Effarvatte (Catalogue d'Oiseux)
Olivier Messiaen
8 Preludes for piano
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8 Preludes for piano 8 Preludes for piano 8 Preludes for piano 8 Preludes for piano
Peter Hill & Olivier Messiaen
Morceau de lecture à vue
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Morceau de lecture à vue Morceau de lecture à vue Morceau de lecture à vue Morceau de lecture à vue
Peter Hill & Olivier Messiaen
La Fauvette Passerinette
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La Fauvette Passerinette La Fauvette Passerinette La Fauvette Passerinette La Fauvette Passerinette
Olivier Messiaen
8 Preludes for piano: no.1; La Colombe
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8 Preludes for piano: no.1; La Colombe 8 Preludes for piano: no.1; La Colombe 8 Preludes for piano: no.1; La Colombe 8 Preludes for piano: no.1; La Colombe
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Biography

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces.

He travelled widely and wrote works inspired by diverse influences such as Japanese music, the landscape of Bryce Canyon in Utah and the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He said he perceived colours when he heard certain musical chords (a phenomenon known as synaesthesia in its literal manifestation); combinations of these colours, he said, were important in his compositional process. For a short period Messiaen experimented with the parametrisation associated with "total serialism", in which field he is often cited as an innovator. His style absorbed many exotic musical influences such as Indonesian gamelan (tuned percussion often features prominently in his orchestral works).

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