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Olivier Messiaen

Publisher: Alphonse Leduc

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Career Highlights:
  • 1980 presented the Croix de Commander of the Belgian Order of the Crown
  • 1975 awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize
  • 1971 awarded the Erasmus Prize
  • 1967 elected to the Institut de France
  • 1966 appointed professor of composition at Paris Conservatory
  • 1959 nominated Officer of the Légion d'honneur
  • 1941 premiere of Quatuor pour la fin du temps in Görlitz prisoner of war camp
  • 1936 co-founded La jeune France, a group of avant-garde French composers