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Olivier Messiaen

French composer, organist and ornithologist

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist, ornithologist, and composer.

Quotes about MessiaenEdit

  • I find him interesting,especially when played by Yvonne Loriod. The works of his i've heard often start magnificantly, but their initial promise is never realized, and you get these sugar-water climaxes that I can't stand. Splendid ideas, then suddenly Gershwin, cloying sweetness! Having said that, I like Gershwin a lot. He's excellent in his own field, and less sentimental than Messiaen.

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