I had the honor of meeting composer Olivier Messiaen several times, a even of attending one of his musical analysis classes, devoted to the Rite of the Spring by Igor Stravinsky. I have very often listened – and sometimes performed – his works. I created this page to share some pictures and recordings.
Some views of the auditorium of the Marc Chagall Museum (taken in 2001 at another concert).
Some pictures of Olivier Messiaen
Booklet of the Mass celebrated on 14 May 1992 following Olivier Messiaen’s death
Live radio broadcast of the premiere of the opéra in 1983, recorded with Dolby C noise reduction on five audio cassette sides. There are short interruptions of the recording between sides.
Concert des 80 ans
Live radio broadcast in 1988, recorded with Dolby C noise reduction.
Les Offrandes oubliées
Midi Sequence recorded on a keyboard by Louis Sauter and synthesized with Avid Sibelius.
Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Orchestration of the Intermède by Louis Sauter
Variation pour la fin du temps
Composition by Louis Sauter as a homage to Olivier Messiaen.