Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques / Exotic Birds – Piano and Small Orchestra.


Olivier Messiaen – Oiseaux Exotiques / Exotic Birds for Piano and Small Orchestra. Published by Universal Edition.

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Olivier 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 (he was interested in rhythms from ancient Greek and from Hindu sources); harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations.

Messiaen also drew on his deeply held Roman Catholicism. Oiseaux exotiques (“Exotic birds”),(1955–56),is one of his solo piano and orchestral pieces and embodies several of these traits.

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