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Description: Composer, Organist, France
Known For: Messiaen found birdsong fascinating; he believed birds to be the greatest musicians and considered himself as much an ornithologist as a composer.
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet.
Music Styles: Classical
Location: France
Web Site: http://oliviermessiaen.net/
Date Born: 10th December 1908
Location Born: Avignon, France
Date Died: 27th April 1932
Location Died: Paris, France
Summary: Messiaen was appointed professor of harmony soon after his release in 1941, and professor of composition in 1966 at the Paris Conservatoire, positions he held until his retirement in 1978.
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