Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps
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The best French classical music for Bastille Day
15. Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Olivier Messiaen is one of the major composers of the 20th century, who started studying at the Paris Conservatoire aged just 11. Inspired by colour, birdsong, and the Biblical Book of Revelation, his Quartet for the end of time is about as celestial as Messiaen's works come.