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Messiaen

Olivier . 1908--92, French composer and organist. His music is distinguished by its rhythmic intricacy; he was influenced by Hindu and Greek rhythms and bird song
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This is so even "in these spaces and these times," that is, under the conditions determining human lives--conditions Messiaen proceeds to interpret as attendant phenomena of the love God feels for his creatures, the "satellites of your gentleness.
Burton regards Messiaen as "a very traditional Catholic" (p.
Poeme pour mi (1936-37)--which takes its tide from the tone "mi" in the solfege system and the highest string on the violin, and which also served as the affectionate nickname Messiaen gave his first wife, Claire Arrieu--is a setting of nine poems on the institute of marriage and Christian faith.
This dazzling, monumental study of the French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is more than equal to the task of charting the life, imagination, and work of a rare genius.
What's on offer is music for flute and piano from Bach (Sonata in E minor), Messiaen (Le merle noir) and Prokofiev (Sonata op 94).
The result is a hauntingly beautiful, otherworldly masterpiece of twentieth-century chamber music: The Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du Temps) by Olivier Messiaen.
Olivier Messiaen (12-10-18 to 4-27-92) and his music of the "breakthrough toward the beyond" is the subject of this vigorous analysis of a highly unique, challenging modern composer.
Gavin Osborn will play flute in a programme also including works by Tallis, Grieg, Messiaen and Debussy.
In the same year, he won the first prize at the international Olivier Messiaen Competition.
Olivier Messiaen's Illuminations of the Beyond was completed approximately nine months before his death in 1992, and as was customary for Messiaen both the title of the work as a whole and the titles of its eleven sections provide textual support to guide the listener's understanding of the spiritual direction of his composition.
The piece on Messiaen is a sort of prose poem, the Beethoven is in the form of theater sonata, and Handel is caught in a moment of descriptive frenzy both inside and outside his own head.