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Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod and John Carewe in rehearsal at the Royal Academy of Music London March 1987

Salle d'Olivier Messiaen in Grenoble

© Messiaen in USA 1978 

Eglise de la Sainte Trinité. Paris ©M.Ball 

The original headstone designed by Yvonne Loriod at the tombe of Messiaen in the Eglise Saint Théoffrey, Petichet, France.

© Malcolm Ball

The headstone with 'Yvonne Messiaen' inscription (2010). 

© John Stead 

© John Stead

Messiaen in the 1930's/40s)

(Photo©Lipnitzki) 

(Photo©Lipnitzki) 

Messiaen in the 1960's

©T.Gaby

Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod in the recording studio 1973.

Messiaen in the 1970's

Messiaen in 1978

Messiaen in 1971

Messiaen in the 1980's

Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod 1986 in Düsseldorfer Tonhalle.
(photo:© Christine Langensiepen) 

with Pierre Boulez

Karlheinz Stockhausen and Messiaen in 1961 

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Stockhausen, Boulez and Messiaen in the 1980's

Messiaen's house at Petichet. © M.Ball

The studio 'annexe' at Petichet. © M.Ball 

The "garage" at Messiaen's Petichet house. © M.Ball

Messiaen's piano at Petichet

Lac Laffrey (2014)© M.Ball

230 rue Marcadet Paris in the 18th arrondissement.

The Paris residence shared by Messiaen and Loriod from 1961 to the composers death in 1992. Loriod continued to live here until her death in 2010.

Loriod had a small studio apartment in this block and over the years the Messiaens expanded, purchasing other apartments within the block. It overlooks a small park with a band stand bearing a remarkable resemblance to the 'jardin de ville' in Grenoble where, as a young boy Messiaen enjoyed studying musical scores. 

The rue Olivier-Messiaen is a private road located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

Located in north central France, 'La Sauline' became the Messiaens second country retreat from 1981 to 1995.

© M.Ball. Used with kind permission of the present owners.

Eglise Notre Dame des Bruyères in Neuvy-sur-Barangeon where the 'Messiaens' worshipped in the Sologne region.

© M.Ball

Monument funéraire des grands-parents, oncles et tantes du compositeur Olivier Messiaen. La statue " L'énergie foudroyée" est une reproduction d'une oeuvre de Léon Messiaen, oncle du compositeur qui fut Premier prix de sculpture des Beaux-Arts de Paris, réalisée en 1915 et exposée en 1919 sur les Champs-Elysées.

 

Tomb of grandparents, aunts and uncles of Olivier Messiaen. The statue "The energy struck by lightning" is a reproduction of a work of Leon Messiaen, the composer's uncle who was first prize winner for sculpture des Beaux-Arts in Paris, constructed in 1915 and exhibited in 1919 on the Champs-Elysées. 

In the churchyard of La Chaise, near Fuligny, graves of the grand parents, uncles and aunts of Olivier Messiaen.

This plaque marks the house where Messiaen and his family lived after WW1 from 1918 to 1919. 1 place des Enfants Nantais, Nantes. 

Messiaen spent his early childhood here at 2 cours Berriat, Grenoble. 

© Colin Samuels

© John Stead

© Malcolm Ball

La Meiji

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