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The Golden Oriole

Ornithologist and nature writer Stephen Moss explores a crucial period in the life of the French composer Olivier Messiaen, when his fascination for collecting and using birdsong in his music flourished and became a refuge from the agony of his wife's slow death.

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30 minutes

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Tue 9 Dec 2008 13:30