Definition of Messiaen, Olivier in English:

Messiaen, Olivier

proper noun

  • (1908–92), French composer; full name Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen. His music was influenced by Greek and Hindu rhythms, birdsong, Stravinsky and Debussy, and the composer's Roman Catholic faith. Notable works: Quartet for the End of Time (1941).


Messiaen, Olivier

/French mɛsjɑ̃//ˈmɛsɪã/