Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Messiaen, Olivier

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces.He trav... read more

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the majo... read more

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