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  Founder: Len Mullenger

b Le Mans, 23 May 1912
d 25 September 1997 Paris aged eighty-five

He studied first with his father, who was director of the Le Mans Conservatory; then he went to Paris, where he was a pupil of Boulanger at the Conservatory He took first prize there for piano in 1930, and has made many tours as a piano virtuoso.

1931 (19)

Eight Bagatelles, for piano

1932 (20)

Concertino for piano and orchestra

Scherzo for piano

1933 (21)

Scuola di Ballo, ballet

Divertissement, for string trio, wind, harp and double-bass

A trois, for string trio

A quatre, for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon

1934 (22)

Suite for violin and orchestra

Serenade 1, for orchestra

String Quartet

A cinq, for flute, string trio and harp

A deux, sonatina for violin and piano

1935 (23)

Les Malheures de Sophie, ballet

Le Roi nu, ballet

Quadruple Concerto for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon

Saxophone Quartet

1936 (24)

Le jeu sentimental, ballet

La Lutherie enchantée, ballet

Au Musée Grévin, for orchestra

Piano Concerto

Cinq portraits de jeunes filles, for piano

1937 (25)

Le diable boiteux, chamber opera

Musique de Cour, for flute, violin and orchestra

1938 (26)

Le jugement d'un fou, ballet

Verrieres de Venise, ballet

1940 (28)

L'apostrophe, opera

1944 (32)

Mouvement perpetuel, for cello and piano

1945 (33)

La main de gloire, opera

1946 (34)

Rhapsodie, for viola and wind

Les bosquets de Cythere, for orchestra

La douce France, for orchestra

1947 (35)

L'heure du Berger, for orchestra

Eloge de la danse, for piano

Divertissement, for oboe, clarinet and bassoon

1948 (36)

Les demoiselles de la nuit, ballet

Symphonie d'archets

Quintet for wind instruments

1950 (38)

Les camelias, ballet

Les zigues de Mars, ballet

Two Pieces for guitar

Variations de Concert, for cello and strings

1952 (40)

Le Roi Midas, ballet

Sonatina for trumpet and piano

Serenade BEA, for strings

1953 (41)

Canon at the octave, for horn and piano

Divertimento, for flute and keyboard

L'insectarium, for harpsichord


1954 (42)

Paris a nous deux, opera

Violin Concerto

1955 (43)

Fantaisie, for cello and orchestra

1956 (44)

Hymne Solonelle, for orchestra

1957 (45)

Eight Exotic Dances for two pianos

Marche Solonelle, for organ

Six Grandes Marches, for orchestra

1958 (46)

La dame dans la June, ballet

Divertimento for horn and orchestra

1959 (47)

Danse des trois Arlequins, for piano

L'horloge de Flore, for oboe and orchestra

Concerto for harpsichord, flute and strings

1960 (48)

Piano Sonata

Le Dialogue des Carmelites, suite for orchestra

1962 (50)

Suite for flute

1963 (51)

Six Preludes for strings

1965 (53)

Bis, for piano

La Princesse de Cleves, opera

Double Piano Concerto

1967 (55)

Flute Concerto

1968 (56)

Clarinet Concerto

Divertissement, for bassoon and strings

1970 (58)

Violin Concerto

Jeu poétique, for harp and orchestra

1971 (59)

Theme and Variations for orchestra

Quartet for cor anglais and string trio

1972 (60)

Trio for flute, cello and harp

A nuit, for clarinet, bassoon, horn and string quartet

1973 (61)

La ville mystérieuse, for orchestra

Cassazione, for three orchestras

Neuf pieces caracteristiques, for ensemble

1974 (62)

Double-bass Concerto

1975 (63)

Quasi Improvisando, for eleven wind instruments

1976 (64)

Concerto Grosso for wind quintet, string quintet and orchestra

1977 (65)

Quintet for clarinet and string quartet

Francaix has also written many choral works, songs and film scores.

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