Olivier Messiaen in Bryce Canyon

Henry Holland has left a new comment on your post On the path of Stockhausen's teachers - "It's actually Bryce Canyon in the photo used for the poster, the rock formation that looks like a cup above the 'h' in Southbank is the giveaway; Messiaen, of course, visited Bryce Canyon, which is mentioned in the 7th part of Des Canyons aux Etoiles."

My photo above is also from the Southbank Centre's Messiaen festival brochure, and shows the composer in Bryce Canyon.
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Email from Bernard T:

O. Messiaen:


Most important for innovative minds: just have a look at his transcriptions of bird songs.

There’s site when one can hear various bird songs and have look at Messiaens transcriptions. Can’t find it anymore in my files.

- Records:

For instance on CD : Complete Bird Music for Piano Solo recommended cd collection, cd review and cd details.


- Educational :




- Comments :

Us : http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E6DA1E38F930A25754C0A9669C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/V/Vonk,%20Hans


Canada: http://hurdaudio.blogspot.com/2007/11/hurdaudio-rotation-bird-songs-12-songs.html

Anyway this leaves scholars with a major problem while endeavouring to give a definition of music.

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