Messiaen Essentials

Messiaen Essentials

About this playlist

Influenced by his unwavering Catholic faith and a fascination with birdsong, Olivier Messiaen's extraordinary works invite listeners into a unique soundworld. Taking inspiration from his own experiences of synaesthesia, as well as Japanese traditional music, the landscape of the western United States, and perhaps most famously, his time as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, Messiaen's work is fresh, thought-provoking, and never, ever dull.

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Curated by

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

Influenced by his unwavering Catholic faith and a fascination with birdsong, Olivier Messiaen's extraordinary works invite listeners into a unique soundworld. Taking inspiration from his own experiences of synaesthesia, as well as Japanese traditional music, the landscape of the western United States, and perhaps most famously, his time as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, Messiaen's work is fresh, thought-provoking, and never, ever dull.

Curated by

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

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