Messiaen Centenary

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  • 28 February 2008
Messiaen Centenary

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.

Messiaen Day

ECAT joins forces with the French Institute, Edinburgh University and the RSAMD to celebrate the centenary of Olivier Messiaen's birth, the first of the evening performances coming from the RSAMD Wind Orchestra, with the monumental 'Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum'.

Messiaen Day - Recital

The second part of the Messiaen Centenary celebrations. Peter Hill performs a piano recital at The Queens Hall.

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