Olivier Messiaen

Born: 1908-1992
Nationality: French
He entered the Paris Conservatoire at age 11 and studied with Paul  Dukas, Maurice Emmanuel, Charles-Marie Widor and Marcel Dupré; in 1941 he was appointed a professor of harmony at the Conservatoire, and in 1966 he became a professor of composition there. Boulez, Stockhausen and Xenakis were some of his students
Assignments: Professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire
Curious Facts:
Prisioner: After the fall of France in 1940, Messiaen was made a prisioner of war; while incarcerated he composed the famous Quatour pour la fin du temps for piano, violin, cello and clarinet (the instruments avaible to the prisoners).
REPERTOIRE : O sacrum convivium!
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