olivier messaien

Here’s something a bit different for this week’s Sunday Music, Olivier Messiaen’s composition of exotic birds for piano and small orchestra. If you’re not a fan  of classical music, I’ve attached another video below as a kind of footnote. There Messiaen explains some of the different sounds he used in the composition. He speaks with such wild enthusiasm about this piece that it will certainly make the performance even more enjoyable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QdgUJss9BU

This video is part of our Sunday Music selection, a weekly video of interest chosen by The Hairy Dog Review. For a complete list of videos from the Sunday Music series, click here. Or listen to our YouTube station.

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