Olivier Messiaen - Renaissance Man

Olivier Messiaen's Catholic faith was a mainstay of his personal life and a consistent feature of his music.

But did it liberate or limit his creative work? Tom Service talks to Pierre Boulez, Olivier Latry, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Père Jean-Rodolphe Kars -musicians whose lives were deeply affected by their association with this most spiritual of composers.

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Olivier Messiaen's Catholic faith was a mainstay of his personal life and a consistent feature of his music.

But did it liberate or limit his creative work? Tom Service talks to Pierre Boulez, Olivier Latry, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Père Jean-Rodolphe Kars -musicians whose lives were deeply affected by their association with this most spiritual of composers.