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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I am quite keen to get a single or double disk of some of Messiaen's Organ works for casual listening. I have received some excellent recommendations for some of his work from another post but this was more for the box sets and larger works. Please recommend a few definitive recordings please!
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    I wish sutch things exit , because i heard one of his organ work on naxos and i have cosmos consciousness and i came to the following conclusion Messiaen was one of the best and most brilliant organist ever. Does a box-set exist for his organ work only?
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I have just started exploring Olivier Messiaen. I only have the Andre Previn CD of Turangalîla-Symphonie and Quatuor pour la fin du temps, and love it, and the Roger Muraro Myung-Whun Chung Quatuor pour la fin du temps, which is interesting but will take a bit more time to get into. Now I have...
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    Of course I have no idea if it's reputable, but there's a quote circling the internet that Stravinsky said of Messiaen: “All you need to write like him is a large bottle of ink.” Did he like modernists at all? I just find it a bit odd since Messiaen was of course influenced by Stravinsky's...
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    Are there works or composers that you don't like much but feel a bit guilty about because you think maybe you should? Obvious questions are why don't you like them, and why do you think you should. I'll start with Messiaen. He mostly gives me a headache. But lots of people seem to like his...
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    Ockay this is one of my favorite but not as good as turangalila symphony but it's so gloom and doom, the atmosphere is sinister yet pleasant, i dont consider Messiaen easy lisening but once you understand him you dig is geneous, it may take time but.. you will eventually feel his work not...
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    Does anyone know where I could find an online copy of the extensive notes Olivier Messiaen wrote about this piece? Apparently they are included in the score but I have not been able to find these anywhere. I have looked at several copies of the score and found no notes, but I'm told that he...
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    Which is your favorite? And remember, Messiaen loves you!!
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    Who's music do you prefer and why?
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