Tag Archives: Messiaen

Arbitrary Countdowns: Top 10 Most Beautiful Pieces

Beautiful is a word that gets overused way too much in music for me. It gets used to describe almost any slow, generally tonal piece of music, which bothers me, mostly because I think there should be a special realm … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Countdowns: Top 10 Symphonies I.

A symphony is defined as: an elaborate instrumental composition in three or more movements, similar in form to a sonata but written for an orchestra and usually of far grander proportions and more varied elements. Everyone has their favorites, as do I. I’ve decided, as the title would allude to, to make a top 10 symphonies list. I’ve also decided to let it be changeable. I figure, periodically I’ll … Continue reading

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Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium

This is literally one of the most beautiful and powerful 3:35 seconds I have ever heard. The composition itself is stunning and this performance is masterful. How many more superlatives do I need? Just listen, seriously. I’ve been listening to … Continue reading

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