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b Dieuze, near Nancy, 25 June 1860
d Paris, 18 February 1956, aged ninety-five

His father was a baker. At the age of fifteen he began work in a spinning mill, where he taught violin to his employer - who was so impressed with Charpentier's talent that he sponsored his entry into the Lille Conservatory. In 1881 he went to the Paris Conservatory, studying with Massenet from 1885 and winning the Prix de Rome in 1887. In 1902 he founded the Conservatoire Populaire Mimi Pinson, to give working girls greater opportunities to enjoy and perform music. He succeeded Massenet as a member of the Academie des Beaux Arts in 1912. After World War II he became a recluse.

1890 (30)

Impressions d'ltalie, orchestral suite

1892 (32)

La vie du poete, cantata

1894 (34)

poemes chantees, for voice and piano or orchestra

1895 (35)

Impressions fausses, for voice and orchestra

1896 (36)

Serenade a Watteau, for voice and orchestra

1900 (40)

Louise, opera

1913 (53)

Julien, opera



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