I've never played nor heard any Messiaen! Did he write nice piano music?
Yes, for example there are his Petites Esquisses d’oiseaux for piano (1986) and his Catalogue d’oiseaux for piano (1956–58), which Hye Jin still has mentioned.
Here is the complete list of his piano works from wikipedia:
Klavier (Solo/zwei Klaviere) [Bearbeiten]
La Dame de Shalott für Klavier (1917), unveröffentlicht
La Tristesse d‘un grand ciel blanc für Klavier (1925), unveröffentlicht
Huit Préludes für Klavier (1928–29), Durand
Piece pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas für Klavier (1935), 5’, La Revue Musicale 166 (1936)
Rondeau für Klavier (1943), 3’, Leduc
Visions de l‘Amen für 2 Klaviere (1943), 48’, Durand.
Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus für Klavier (1944), 125’, Durand
Cantéyodjayâ für Klavier (1949), 12’, Universal Edition
Quatre Etudes de Rythme für Klavier (1949–1950), Durand
Catalogue d’oiseaux für Klavier (1956–58), 165’, Leduc
La Fauvette des jardins für Klavier (1970), 34 1/2’, Leduc
Petites Esquisses d’oiseaux für Klavier (1986), 45’, Leduc
I think, Messiaen, who died only in 1992, is more known for his organ works, but could be interesting to study his piano works, too.
Your English is better than my German, so you're good. Not quite sure what you mean by a 'new compounds' though.
Right, that must be a logical conclusion!
"Compound" (german: Kompositum) is an expression of grammar and means a word, which consists of two or more words.
Andreas, isnt' 22 DM 11 Euro? Wahnsinn... It became more than four times expensive!
Yes, 22 DM are 11 Euro. Here you have one of many examples, how much cheaper life in Germany was before the Euro came.