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DUKAS, Paul
b Paris, 1 October 1865
d Paris, 17 May 1935, aged sixty-nine

He studied at the Paris Conservatory from 1882 to 1889, and won second prize in the Prix de Rome. He became music inspector of the Administration des Beaux-Arts and an officer of the Legion d'honneur. He contributed many articles to musical papers. From 1909 until his death he taught composition at the Paris Conservatory. A large number of his compositions were unpublished, and all of these he destroyed shortly before his death.

1883 (18)

King Lear, overture

1884 (19)

Gotz von Berlichingen, overture

1888 (23)

Velléda, cantata

1892 (27)

Polyeucte, overture

1896 (31)

Symphony in C major

1897 (32)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice, symphonic poem

1901 (36)

Piano Sonata in Eb minor

1903 (38)

Variations, Interlude and Finale on a theme by Rameau, for piano

1906 (41)

Villanelle, for horn and piano

1907 (42)

Ariadne and Bluebeard, opera

1909 (44)

Prelude élégiaque, for piano

Vocalise

1912 (47)

La Péri - poeme dansé, for orchestra (possibly 1921)

1921 (56)

La Plainte, au loin, du faune, for piano

1924 (59)

Sonnet de Ronsard, for voice and piano

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