(1908-1992), Avignon, France. Influential French composer, teacher of both Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, many of his compositions were influenced by Roman Catholic theology. His Quatuor pour la fin du temps was written for performance by himself and fellow prisoners of war in a Nazi camp. It continues to be one of his most performed works. Literal transcriptions of bird calls are an important element in his compositions.
Classic Cat: Messiaen
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Classical Archives: Olivier Messiaen
Biography and works.
Messiaen, Olivier (1908 - 1992), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays.
Biography, bibliography, discography, list of works, gallery and links. Some previously unpublished material and photos.
Filmography at IMDb includes television production of his opera Saint François d'Assise.
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