Thinking Faith on Olivier Messiaen - 'plain old propaganda'

 On the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Catholic composer Olivier Messiaen, Peter Bannister discusses the religious vision expressed through Messiaen's works, and the social and political context in which his music was composed.  Are the critics who label some of his works as 'propaganda' justified in doing so?  Read his article on Thinking Faith: http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20081210_1.htm