Messiaen, Olivier

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Thursday, December 10, 1908 in Avignon, France

Died: Tuesday, April 28, 1992 in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine

Nation of Origin: France

Major Works:

Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the end of time) for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano written while Messiaen was imprisoned in a concentration camp.

Other Information:

Messiaen was a teacher of composers Boulez, Stockhausen, BarraquƩ, and Xenakis. He also instructed the noted musicologist Roland Jackson.

General Bibliography:

Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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