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Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist. Messiaen's music is rhythmically complex (he was interested in rhythms from ancient Greece and from Hindu sources), and is harmonically and melodically based on modes of limited transposition, which were Messiaen's own innovation. Many of his compositions depict what he termed "the marvellous aspects of the faith", drawing on his unshakeable Roman Catholicism. He travelled widely, and he wrote works inspired by such diverse influences… read more

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    I WANT TO WRAP MYSELF IN OLIVIER MESSIAEN'S SCARF AND BE BOUND UP IN SO MANY COLORS AND WORLDS OF SOUND
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    go listen to the organ works you fucking nerd
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    The best Catholic besides Saint Peter himself.
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    Interesting preludes; I'll seriously have to check more of his stuff out now.
  • Avatar for MonarchKingdom
    Well... I didn't like him much. I cannot say I like him even now. But his music somehow started to grow on me.
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    I0000days how come you dont talk to me
  • Avatar for str8slammin
    had to learn how to really listen, but the biggest problem was a lack of patience, i think.
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    @str8slammin: What exactly you think was the problem with you?
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    a couple of years ago i couldnt stand this shit, but now i see the problem was with me.. and not with the music. messiaen was a sublime composer and his music is beautiful. i especially enjoy the quartet for the end of time.

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