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No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone.  - Olivier Messiaen
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Born: December 10, 1908

Died: April 27, 1992 (aged 83)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Composer

Bio: Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex ; harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations.

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