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Olivier Messiaen
(1908 - 1992)



"Nature is primarily a great force in which to lose oneself, a sort of nirvana, but above all it's marvelous teacher, and this last aspect has been very useful to my work."

Olivier Messiaen

Influential French composer, organist, and teacher. As a composer he developed a highly personal style noted for its rhythmic complexity, rich tonal colour, and unique harmonic language.
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