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Olivier Messiaen

Composer (10-Dec-1908 — 27-Apr-1992)


Carla Huston Bell. Olivier Messiaen. Twayne. 1984. 158pp.

Vincent P. Benitez (editor). Oliver Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide. Routledge. 2008. 334pp.

Siglind Bruhn (editor). Messiaen's Language of Mystical Love. Routledge. 1998. 271pp. Essays.

Christopher Dingle. The Life of Messiaen. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 261pp.

Christopher Dingle; Nigel Simeone (editors). Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art and Literature. Ashgate Publishing. 2007. 351pp. Essays.

Paul Griffiths. Olivier Messiaen and the Music of Time. Cornell University Press. 1985. 274pp.

Peter Hill; Nigel Simeone. Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques. Ashgate Publishing. 2007. 128pp.

Peter Hill; Nigel Simeone. Messiaen. Yale University Press. 2005. 435pp.

Peter Hill (editor). The Messiaen Companion. Hal Leonard Corporation. 1995. 581pp.

Robert Sherlaw Johnson. Messiaen. University of California Press. 1989. 232pp.

Michael Murray. French Masters of the Organ: Saint-SaŽns, Franck, Widor, Vierne, Duprť, Langlais, Messiaen. Yale University Press. 1998. 245pp.

Anthony Pople. Messiaen: Quatuor Pour la Fin Du Temps. Cambridge University Press. 1998. 115pp.

Rebecca Rischin. For the End of Time: The Story of the Messiaen Quartet. Cornell University Press. 2006. 175pp.

Claude Samuel. Translated by Felix Aprahamian. Conversations with Olivier Messiaen. Stainer & Bell. 1976. 140pp. Translation of Entretiens avec Olivier Messiaen.

Andrew Shenton. Olivier Messiaen's System of Signs: Notes Towards Understanding His Music. Ashgate Publishing. 2008. 196pp.

Robert Sholl (editor). Messiaen Studies. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 260pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.509)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1006)

  7. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.414)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.476)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.343)

  10. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.341)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.677)

  12. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.572)

  13. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.161-62)

  14. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.657-58)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.341)

  16. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.118)

  17. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.278)

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