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Olivier Mille in Olivier Messiaen: The Crystal Liturgy

Olivier Messiaen: The Crystal Liturgy

2007 NR

Forty years ago, Time magazine hailed him as a "cornerstone composer." This documentary details the genius of Olivier Messiaen and his musical legacy. The experimental and eclectic French organist and composer created innovative pieces inspired by Greek rhythms, Hindu traditions, Catholicism and birdsong. Archival clips highlight his technique and feature excerpts of his music.