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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 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.
For these reasons, Healey focuses on how Messiaen approached plainchant, accentuation in Mozart, and ancient rhythms and modes.
Several Messiaen world premieres also occurred during the occupation, including Visions de l'Amen and Les Corps glorieux.
In May of 1940, as the German Panzer divisions were slicing through Allied defences and the French army was being routed, Messiaen was captured near Nancy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp, Stalag VIIIA in the vicinity of Gorlitz, Silesia (now Zgorzelec, Poland).
A famously talented and gifted orgamst, composer, ornithologist, and religious mystic, Messiaen is both celebrated and incompletely understood still today.
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.
Renowned author and Time Magazine's Music Critic Michael Walsh will survey Messiaen signature work prior to the concert; "For many people, the gateway to Messiaen's world is the Quartet for the End of Time," Alex Ross, New Yorker Magazine.
You studied with very strong composer personalities - in this country with Kabelac and Hlobil, and later in France with Messiaen and Jolivet.
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.
Arguing that Messiaen has changed religious music radically, and that his work is worthy of theological debate, "The Reinvention of Religious Music" is a choice pick for any college or community library collection focusing on music and religion.
THE second of this season's organ concerts dedicated to the music of the ground-breaking French composer Olivier Messiaen takes place at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Tuesday.