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 (mĕ-syän′, -syäN′), Olivier 1908-1992.
French composer and organist who was a noted teacher and theorist. His avant-garde works were generally large scale and based on themes like love, nature, and Christianity.


(French mɛsjɑ̃)
(Biography) Olivier (ɔlivje). 1908–92, French composer and organist. His music is distinguished by its rhythmic intricacy; he was influenced by Hindu and Greek rhythms and bird song



Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles, 1908– 1992, French composer.
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It's a double bill featuring Schnee (Snow), by the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen (born in Copenhagen in 1952 and still with us), and Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen who died in 1992.
He inspired and premiered over 100 pieces and formed long-standing artistic partnerships withsuch prominent composers as iDmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosawski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris and Benjamin Britten.
Although Burton repeats an error in the source he cites (Audrey Ekdahl Davidson, Olivier Messiaen and the Tristan Myth [Westport, CR: Greenwood, 2001], 25), this state of affairs reflects the Burton's tendency to depend too much on secondary sources.
The Seattle Symphony under its Music Director Ludovic Morlot delivers impressive performances of these two quasi-religious works by the devout French master Olivier Messiaen, both to texts penned by the composer.
Katta selected three pieces by the organ magician Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Priere apres la Communion from the cycle Livre du Saint Sacrement (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament), Communion a Sortie from the Pentecost Mass (Messe de la Pentecote), which includes Messiaen's signature imitations of birdsong in combination with inward contemplation.
In the chapter "Keys," for instance, Hurd discusses the connection between rhythm and emotion while interweaving stories about her father and the composer Olivier Messiaen, the nineteenth-century ivory trade and piano factories, a visit to a South African elephant preserve, and several poignant verses by Goethe.
The pair will present works by Ayis Ioannides, Toru Takemitsu, Costantin Papageorgio, Charles-Marie Widor and Olivier Messiaen.
El que seria un encuentro definitivo en su formacion euterpeana, en 1944 conocio al notable compositor Olivier Messiaen, con quien estudio armonia en el Conservatorio de Paris; tambien aprenderia por esos anos contrapunto con Andree Vaurabourg, esposa del no menos vital musico suizo Arthur Honegger, y la tecnica dodecafonica, dada su sincera admiracion por la personalidad y la obra del vienes Arnold Schonberg, con Rene Leibowitz.
His most recent release of Selections from Vingt Regards by Olivier Messiaen (MSR) has garnered critical acclaim.
Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen.
This was the same Festival at which Cage and Pierre Boulez on opposite sides of a compositional dispute for 36 years were reconciled with a handshake overseen by Olivier Messiaen.