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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",…

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  • The best Catholic besides Saint Peter himself.
  • Interesting preludes; I'll seriously have to check more of his stuff out now.
  • Well... I didn't like him much. I cannot say I like him even now. But his music somehow started to grow on me.
  • I0000days how come you dont talk to me
  • Downloading Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jesus alone raised my IQ by 12% ))) so it was between this shout and what I would consider the most beautiful shout in history of last.fm - I am happy with the choice I made(((
  • had to learn how to really listen, but the biggest problem was a lack of patience, i think.
  • @str8slammin: What exactly you think was the problem with you?
  • 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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