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  1. Detroit festival celebrates chamber musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Toledo Blade

    ... of professional level chamber music. This week's concerts begin with Thalea String Quartet performing Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, Haydn's Quartet op. 76, no. 5 and Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kirk ...

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  2. Diane Moser: BirdsongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | All About Jazz

    There is a tradition of composers finding inspiration in the songs of birds. Olivier Messiaen did it in the classical realm and follows in that tradition on this CD, turning birdsong into a bevy of haunting compositions both for solo piano and the trio of piano, flute and bass.

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  3. David Walsh discusses upside down crosses and MONARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    ... the presidency in a truly unorthodox fashion, writes Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel. A concert of Olivier Messiaen's mystical, birdsong-inspired Quartet for the End of Time, first performed by the composer in a POW camp, took place at historic ...

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  4. Hobart's festival of dark arts opens with birdsong, not a bangRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | ABC News

    ... intimate performance of a canonical work of contemporary classical music - by a devout Christian, no less: Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. On Thursday night, no more than 200 people fit into the Separate Prison at Port Arthur for the ...

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  5. Key Pianists, Now In Its Fourth Season, Returns To Weill Recital Hall At Carnegie HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Rolnick (14 Dec 2015)-will give a recital of 19th- and 20th-century gems by Eckardt, Debussy, Liszt, Xenakis, and Messiaen. To close out the season, series founder Terry Eder, noted for her "fascinating [performances] full of life and risk" (New ...

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  6. Olivier Messiaen: Birds Like You've Never Heard BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 2 | Stereophile

    There is music so unique, so colorful, and so potentially challenging for the casual listener that words like "pretty" or "entertaining" go flying out the window. Such is the case with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard's mind-boggling recording of Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux .

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  7. Composer And Leading Avant-Garde Guitarist Glenn Branca Has Died At 69Read the original story

    May 15, 2018 | National Public Radio

    ... Branca first fell in love with musicals as a kid, but as a teenager was intrigued by both The Kinks and Olivier Messiaen - a dichotomy that could well describe the rest of his musical life. He began experimenting with reel-to-reel machines to create ...

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  8. Composer And Leading Avant-Garde Guitarist Glenn Branca Has Died At 69Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... Branca first fell in love with musicals as a kid, but as a teenager was intrigued by both The Kinks and Olivier Messiaen - a dichotomy that could well describe the rest of his musical life. He began experimenting with reel-to-reel machines to create ...

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  9. The Talented Mr Ross is in TownRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | NBR Newsroom

    ... to hear some of the most ethereally beautiful music of the 20th century." The composer was prisoner-of-war Olivier Messiaen, the work Quartet for the End of Time. Alex Ross's award-winning book is full of painfully moving stories like this. The ...

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  10. Grappling with #MeToo through musicRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | SFGate

    The reach of sexual violence is pervasive and far from new, which means that musical artists of all stripes have had plentiful occasions to try to reckon with it through their work. Now Convivium, the choral ensemble led by composer Eric Tuan, has assembled a full concert program in response to the #MeToo Movement scheduled for Sunday, May 13. The offerings range across a wide stylistic swath, to include performance art by Olli Kortekangas, classical works by Barber and Messiaen, and the work of such popular artists as Dolly Parton, Carly Simon and Eliza Gilkyson.

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  11. Cleveland Orchestra, guests conclude 'Ecstasy' series with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Plain Dealer

    ... Severance Hall) if not in a state of transcendence. Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" was the starting point. Then came Messiaen's "Turangalila." Saturday, then, the series ended with "Divine Ecstasy," a fascinating, all-too-unusual program of ...

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  12. Hagen returns to Morning Musicale for sensusal season ending concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... the spotlight on her own skill at the piano. Her playlist includes works from renowned composers Rameau, Liszt, Messiaen and Vancouver's own Jeffrey Ryan. The program will highlight music that captures the joyful songs of spring birds as concert ...

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  13. Cleveland Orchestra reaches the stars with 'Turangalila'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | The Plain Dealer

    Mere days after presenting Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde," the Cleveland Orchestra Wednesday turned around and performed Messiaen's giant "Turangalila-Symphonie," jolting listeners with a radically different example of "ecstasy" in music. The connection was abstruse but strong, similar in kind to the orchestra's pairing of Bruckner and John Adams in 2011.

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  14. From Aristophanes to Hitchcock, Celebrating Birds and CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | The New York Times

    ... find out about these things." Events that have already taken place have juxtaposed, for example, the heady music of Messiaen with the family-friendly environment of the American Museum of Natural History, where the pianist Taka Kigawa played the ...

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  15. Augusta Read Thomas kicks off a killer month of classical performancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Eugene Weekly

    ... with the major composers who made percussion the defining sound of 20th-century classical music: Stravinsky, Messiaen, Varese, Berio, Cage, Ligeti, Partch and Oregon's own Lou Harrison. It's also a visual treat, as you get to see the four members of ...

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  16. Arts EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... and photography from the Austin Chamber Music Center , evoking the complexity of the Holocaust, featuring Olivier Messiaen 's Quartet for the End of Time and the photography of Mark Lit 's "Treasures of Darkness." Whimsy and wonder, indeed: If ...

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  17. The sounds of time thread together - Wartime Stories'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Houston Chronicle

    ... tangentially related to that permutation of the theme. On Saturday, Da Camera presents "Wartime Stories: Reich and Messiaen," which includes Steve Reich's "Different Trains" and Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time." Snapchat will be ...

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  18. Cleveland Orchestra striving for operatic ecstasy with Wagner's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Cleveland.com

    ... the notion of ecstasy in music. After witnessing the "love-death" of Isolde, patrons will have the chance to hear Messiaen's epic "Turangalila-Symphonie," composed in direct response to "Tristan," and a lineup of works steeped in religious emotion. ...

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  19. The British Museum Hosts First Major Music FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... encounters and echoing encounters of the past. Works by composers including Ligeti, Berio, Stockhausen, Liszt, Messiaen, Strauss, Bartk, and Nono, will be featured alongside performances devoted to historic musical traditions from different parts of ...

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  20. organist Tiffany BednerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | Monterey County Weekly

    Fresh off an inspired reading as a violinist of Olivier Messiaen's merciless Quartet for the End of Time last month, multi-talented David Dally dons his conductor hat this weekend and fronts the 40-piece MPC String Ensemble for two joint outings with local favorites organist Tiffany Bedner, soprano Laurie Anderson, and the Carmel Mission Basilica Choir. Bedner executes J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor , as well as Francis Poulenc's challenging Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor .

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