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Olivier Messiaen - Quotes

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I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. ---->>>

The human being is flesh and consciousness, body and soul; his heart is an abyss which can only be filled by that which is godly. ---->>>

My faith is the grand drama of my life. I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. ---->>>

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 12-10, 1908
Birthplace:
Die: 04-27, 1992
Occupation: Composer
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Olivier-Eugène-Prosper-Charles Messiaen (French: [ɔlivje mɛsjɑ̃]; 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 (wikipedia)