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Olivier Messiaen

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  • Music review: Los Angeles Philharmonic festival ends with Adès and Messiaen

    Mark Swed reviews the first Los Angeles Philharmonic performances of Thomas Adès' "Polaris" and Olivier Messiaen’s “Éclairs sur l’Au-delà…”
  • Thomas Adès in all his aspects

    Thomas Adès in all his aspects
    International fame just doesn't happen to many classical composers. But when it does, it can strike like a runaway train. Consider Thomas Adès. Hailed in his 20s as the heir to Benjamin Britten and more recently by the New York Times as maybe "the most...

    'Ascending Dragon' music from Hanoi to be broadcast on KUSC

    Beyond obvious goodwill, “Ascending Dragon,” the cultural exchange last spring between Southwest Chamber Music in Pasadena and the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, generated significant musical results. Works were commissioned from two...

    Music review: Dudamel takes on the 'Turangalila' at Disney Concert Hall

    An 18-wheeler of a symphony on a joy ride, the “Turangalila” –- with French plates, Sanskrit graphics, the eerie whine of a UFO, horsepower and torque you wouldn’t believe, a voluptuous sleeper in the cabin for euphoric sex -- barreled...

    A 'perfect week' of Messiaen for pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet at Disney Hall

    The pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet calls the week ahead “the perfect week.” But for less technically assured musicians, having to perform two notoriously difficult, contrasting masterpieces by Olivier Messiaen within a few days of each other would be a...