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    Commodore con Forza
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    Olivier Messiaen

    Olivier Messiaen was born on December 10, 1908. I guess that sets my listening programme for today.

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    Recruit, Pianissimo
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    You'd probably like his 'Des Canyons aux Etoiles' and 'Oiseaux Exotiques'. hese are some of my favorites of his works. And the pieces already mentioned are good recomendations too, like the 'Quatuor pour la fin du temps'. He also wrote some song cycles, like 'Chants de terre et de ciel.' His piece 'La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur J├ęsus-Christ' is cool too and requires a large orchestra and chorus.
    There are some recomendations anyway. He has a relatively large and diverse oeuvre, so there's plenty of Messiaen to discover.

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Aloha acc,

    Thanx for reminding about the 100 year anniversay of Messiaen's birth - I have been listen to his complete organ works and complete piano works.


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    Hi there acc,

    Thanks for telling us today is the centenary of Olivier Messiaen's birth. A remarkable composer !


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