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date: 18 October 2019

Messiaen, Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles (b Avignon, 1908; d Clichy, Hauts‐de‐Seine, 1992) 

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Author(s):
Michael KennedyMichael Kennedy, Joyce BourneJoyce Bourne

French composer, organist, and teacher. In his youth he studied Indian and Greek music rhythms, plainchant, and folk music. He also notated the songs of all French birds, classifying them by region. Several of his works quote and make great use of birdsong. In ... ...

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