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Donald Macleod is joined by Messiaen's biographer Nigel Simeone to look at aspects of the composer's life and career in Paris, from the boy entering the Paris Conservatoire aged ten to his activities as professor of composition there, his role as godfather to the avant-garde during the 1950s and his duties as organist at the church of La Trinite over the course of more than five decades.

Chant des deportes
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Andrew Davis (conductor)
Jade M2-36352 - Tr 14

La mort du nombre
Herve Lamy (tenor)
Francoise Pollet (soprano)
Agnes Sulem-Bialobroda (violin)
Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen (piano)
Jade M2-36352 - Tr 1

Le merle noir
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Eric Le Sage (piano)
EMI 5 56488 2 - Tr 16

Peter Hill (piano)
Unicorn-Kanchana DKP 9078 - Tr 13

Apparition de l'eglise eternelle
Olivier Messiaen (organ)
EMI CZS 7 67400 2 CD 1 - Tr 3.

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