Music Articles

Want our free newsletter? Come and get it!

First Name

Email




Conductors and instrumentalists should click the magic button!

Menu

Back to Home Page



STUDIO 1

GAMES
AND DIFFERENT GENRES OF MUSIC

Piano Music

Chamber Classical Music

Inspirational Orchestral Music

Classical Composers

Name That Music



STUDIO 2

COMPOSITION TUTORING

Free Composition and Piano Lessons

Piano Music Notes

Learn Music Theory

Finale Music Writing Software

Composing Music to Films

Writing Classical Score

List of Instruments



STUDIO 3

THE RECORDING ROOM

Music Sound Recording Studios

Multitrack Recording Process

Music Mixing Advice

 

 

About Me
Terms of Use
Privacy
Contact Us

Mezmerizing Music
of Olivier Messiaen

Messiaen was born in Avignon in 1908 and died in Clichy (near Paris) in 1992. He was a French composer, organist and teacher. Messiaen did a lot of research and studying. His Paris Conservatory term (1919-1930) involved receiving lessons from Dupré, Dukas and Caussade. He also independently took down by dictation bird songs from French birds of different regions.

Appointments included organist of L’ Église de la Trinité (1931 in Paris), teaching at the École Normale de Musique and Schola Cantorum (1936), and teaching at the Paris Conservatory (1942).

Religion and love of nature were fuel for inspiration in Messiaen’s compositions. Chromatic harmony and irregular meters are historically important characteristics of this composer’s original and highly influential music.

An Amazing Messiaen Fact

Messiaen did time. He was incarcerated by the Germans for two years and was released in 1942.





Cool Products


Click here for Ready, Set, Compose!, the ultimate resource book for keyboard improvisers, composers and pianists.



Play piano? Click here for our exciting new piece of the month!

 

 

 

Piano Music | Chamber Classical Music | Inspirational Orchestral Music | Classical Composers | Name That Music | Free Composition and Piano Lessons | Piano Music Notes | Learn Music Theory | Finale Music Writing Software | Composing Music to Films | Writing Classical Score | List of Instruments | Music Sound Recording Studios | Multitrack Recording Process | Music Mixing Advice