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Messiaen, Olivier

Line breaks: Oli|vier Mes|siaen
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsɪã
 
, mɛsjɑ̃/
( 1908–92), French composer; full name Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen. His music was influenced by Greek and Hindu rhythms, birdsong, Stravinsky and Debussy, and the composer’s Roman Catholic faith. Notable works: Quartet for the End of Time (1941).

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