18 April 2007

Olivier Messiaen

I'd like to thank Henry for his comment on my post of yesterday, and in particular for reminding us of the great composer Olivier Messiaen.

For those not familiar with his work, here's a URL to get you started.


And, because I'm not feeling well today, I'm afraid this'll be it.

1 comment:

Henry said...

Here's a more extensive Messiaen website:

And here's a book that fascinatingly details the circumstances of Messiaen's composing "Quartet for the End of Time" in a Nazi POW camp:

Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.