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Olivier Messiaen

By September 27, 2008

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Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen was a French composer, educator and organist of the 20th century whose works influenced other notable names in music like Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Among his major compositions are "Quatuor pour la fin du temps," "Saint Francois d' Assise" and "Turangalîla-Symphonie."

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September 28, 2008 at 9:49 am
(1) Mary Wolfe says:

I have been reviewing your articles but can’t get to the top Bb clarinets brands for beginners. What are they? can you help? I am looking for an instrument foir my 8 year old daughter and am really not sure she will stick with it. Her older siblings did not.

September 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm
(2) Musiced says:

My apologies, the article you mentioned is old and has been replaced. If you’re unsure whether your daughter will stick to the clarinet or not, you can start her off with a rental or purchase a student model.

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