Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony, melodies and his passion for ornithology, his La Fauvette Des Jardins for Piano isno exception to the composer's popular, distinctive style.
Messiaen became fascinated by birdsong from an early age, however, it wasn't until the 1950s that he took his passion to a new level, incorporatingbirdsong into all of his compositions. La Fauvette Des Jardins, composed in 1972, begins with a list of the 18 birds depicted in this work. Messiaen's La FauvetteDesJardins is highly virtuosic, often containing three staves. La Fauvette Des Jardins is essential to all advanced pianists seeking to expand and vary their repertoire.