Olivier Messiaen Masterpieces

Essential works

1908
Olivier Messiaen
1992
110+ works listed
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Quartet for the End of Time

Work for chamber orchestra

1949

Turangalîla-Symphonie

Work for orchestra with soloist

1945

Flashes on the beyond

Work for orchestra

1992

Creative activity

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 Duration of the works

(average or estimed)

 Number of works

1917

76 years

1992

 

Number of works

 

Duration of the works (average or estimed)

Vocal music
Instrumental music
Incidental music

Work for choir (7)

Song, lied (8)

Opera (1)

Work for soloist (35)

Work for chamber orchestra (15)

Work for orchestra (10)

Work for orchestra with soloist (5)

not qualified (1)

Other renowned works

1986 - Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement

1974 - From the canyons to the stars…

1965 - And we await the resurrection of the dead

1959 - Bird catalogue

1934 - The Ascension

Compositions by Olivier Messiaen (110+) ...

1900 .. 1990 : the essential composers

1882-1971 Igor Stravinsky °

1860-1911 Gustav Mahler °

1865-1957 Jean Sibelius °

1862-1918 Claude Debussy °

1858-1924 Giacomo Puccini °

1873-1943 Sergei Rachmaninoff °

1857-1934 Edward Elgar °

1875-1937 Maurice Ravel °

1863-1945 Pietro Mascagni

1935-oooo Arvo Pärt

1932-oooo John Williams

1860-1909 Isaac Albéniz °

° : Masterpieces listed

On stage or recorded, listen these essential works Olivier Messiaen




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