- The List
- 28 February 2008
One of the greatest figures of 20th century music, the French composer, organist and ornithologist, Olivier Messiaen was born in 1908. Celebrating his centenary, Edinburgh University, ECAT and the RSAMD collaborate with leading Messiaen scholar, Peter Hill, for a day of study and concerts. Famous for the use of birdsong in his music, Messiaen’s harmonic and rhythmic musical language is unlike any other.
McEwan Hall and Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 5 Mar.