Olivier Messiaen

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France, Composer
December 10, 1908April, 27, 1992.

Olivier Eugène Charles Prosper Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically he employs a system he called modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from the systems of material generated by his early compositions and improvisations. He wrote music for chamber ensembles and orchestra, vocal music, as well as for solo organ and piano, and also experimented with the use of novel electronic instruments developed in Europe during his lifetime.

Also known as Organist, Ornithologist, Music Educator, Musicologist, Music Theorist, Pianist, University Teacher, Writer

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