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Olivier Messiaen



French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). His musical language is derived from a number of varied sources, including Greek metrical rhytms, Hindu tradition, birdsong and catholicism. Messiaen became organist at the church of la Trinité in Paris, a position he held until his death.
Messiaen found birdsong fascinating; he believed birds to be the greatest musicians and considered himself as much an ornithologist as a composer. He notated birdsongs worldwide, and he incorporated birdsong transcriptions into a majority of his music. His innovative use of colour, his personal conception of the relationship between time and music, his use of birdsong, and his intent to express profound religious ideas, all combine to make it almost impossible to mistake a composition by Messiaen for the work of any other western composer.
 



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Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur
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Belle nuit
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Messiaen: Chamber Works
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French Character Pieces
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Invocation
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Boulez: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 3 / Messiaen: Canteyodjaya / Berio: Rounds
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Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie
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Organ Recital
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Horizon 2 (A Tribute to Olivier Messiaen) [Live]
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Portrait of a Queen
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… à Olivier Messiaen
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Messiaen: Harawi
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Messiaen: Prélude, Regards & Esquisses
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Messiaen: Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinite
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Adam Walker: Vocalise
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The Edge of Light: Messiaen, Saariaho
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Messiaen: Chamber Works
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Fantasy
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Messiaen: Chamber Music
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D'un siecle a l'autre
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Classical Creatures - Animals in Music
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Time Transcending
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Messiaen - Debussy: Music for 2 Pianos
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French Masterworks from St. John the Divine
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Alexandre Tharaud.
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Images Of Christ
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Flute Music
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Alexey Stadler - Karina Sposobina
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Wuorinen / Dallapiccola / Messiaen: 3 20th Century Song Cycles
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Hochfeste im Kirchenjahr
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Messiaen: Livre du Saint Sacrement
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Messiaen: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 3
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Messiaen: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2
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Webern, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez & Berio
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Messiaen: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6-7
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Messiaen: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4-5
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Sludge Test
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Sound from Heaven: A Liturgy for Pentecost
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Messiaen: Les corps glorieux
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Hommage a Messiaen
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