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Messiaen, Olivier

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French composer, organist, and teacher; born 1908, and died 1992. Best known for his "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" (Quartet for the end of time) composed while he was held in a Nazi prisoner of war camp, his Turangalila-Symphonie, and his use of birdsong.
  • Music and the Holocaust - Olivier Messiaen

    An article offering a profile of the composer, and an account of the first performance of his "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" (Quartet for the End of Time) in a wartime prison camp.

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Boston University's resources on the life and works of the composer, with a biography, catalog, and a library of articles and research, and links.

  • The Olivier Messiaen Page

    Provides a biography and a library of resources about the composer's works.

  • Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992

    An archive of the Philharmonia Orchestra's celebration of the centenary of Olivier Messiaen's birth. Includes background on the composer, program notes, and an assessment of his influence. [UK].

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