Messiaen, Olivier

(10 December 1908, Avignon, France – 27 April 1992, Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine)
   Composer, teacher, and organist of world renown, Messiaen wrote little explicitly liturgical music—an unpublished mass dates from 1933 and an organ mass from 1951—but a high proportion of his music owes its inspiration to Christian theology and aims to project its mystical aspects, e.g., Le Banquet Céleste ("The Celestial Banquet," organ, 1928); L’Ascension: Majesté du Christ Demandant Sa Gloire à Son Père ("The Ascension: the majesty of Christ demanding His Glory from His Father," for orchestra, 1933); Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum ("And I await the resurrection of the dead," for woodwinds, brass, and percussion, 1964); Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence {}Divine ("Three small liturgies of the Divine Presence," 1945, text by Messiaen); and Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus, ("Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus," for piano, 1945). His idiosyncratic rhythms are influenced by those of Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy (1862–1918), ancient Greek meters, and an extensive study of Hindu tālas.

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  • Messiaen, Olivier (-Eugène-Prosper-Charles) — Olivier Messiaen. born Dec. 10, 1908, Avignon, France died April 27, 1992, Clichy, near Paris French composer. At age 11 he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he won five first prizes. In 1931 he became principal organist at the church of the …   Universalium

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