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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen was a France composer, organist, instructor, and ornithologist whose music is distinguished by his deep devotion to Catholicism, exoticism, and character. At age 11 he moved into the Paris Conservatoire, learning body organ and improvisation with Marcel Dupr√© and structure with Paul Dukas. In 1930, he became the …

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