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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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Debussy: Etudes - Messiaen: Fauvettes de l'Hérault - Concert des garrigues
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Sacrum convivium
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Messiaen: Livre d'orgue
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Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseaux, I/42
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Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi & 3 Petites liturgies de la Présence Divine
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Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur & Offrande au Saint-Sacrement
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Pange Lingua: Music for Corpus Christi
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La symphonie des oiseaux
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23 Vocalises-Etudes for saxophone and piano
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Messiaen: L'Ascension
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Shadowlines
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Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi, Vocalise-étude & Chants de terre et de ciel
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Solitaires – French works for solo piano
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Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles (Live)
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Vierne, Poulenc, Langlais & Messiaen: French Sacred Choral Works
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Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur
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Lotos Lounge - Meditation Moods (In Harmony with Classical Music)
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Belle nuit
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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
8573155
  
Portrait of a Queen
ROP6037
  
… 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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Fantasy
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Refractions
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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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