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PIERNÉ, Henri Constant Gabriel
b Metz, 16 August 1863
d Morlaix, 27 July 1937, aged seventy-three

He became a pupil at the Paris Conservatory at the age of eight, studying under Franck and Massenet. In 1882 he won the Prix de Rome. He succeeded Franck as organist at Ste Cecile from 1890 to 1898. In 1903 he became assistant conductor of the Concerts Colonne, then first conductor from 1910 to 1932. In 1925 he was elected a member of the Institut Français.

1882 (19)

Edith, cantata

1883 (20)

Le chemin de l'amour, opera-comique

Trois pieces formant suite de concert, for orchestra

1885 (22)

Symphonic Overture

Fantaisie-Ballet, for piano and orchestra

1886 (23)

Don Luis, opera-comique

1887 (24)

Piano Concerto in C minor

1889 (26)

Marche Solennelle

Pantomime, for orchestra

1890 (27)

Scherzo Caprice, for piano and orchestra

1891 (28)

Le Collier de saphire, ballet

1892 (29)

Les joyeuses commeres de Paris, ballet

1893 (30)

Lizarda, opera-comique (1893-4)

Bouton d'or, ballet

Le docteur blanc, ballet

1895 (32)

La coupe enchantee, opera-comique

Salomé, ballet

1897 (34)

Vendée, opera-comique

L'an mil, symphonic poem with chorus

1900 (37)

Violin Sonata

1901 (38)

La Fille de Tabarin, opera-comique

Poeme symphonique, for piano and orchestra

Konzertstücke, for harp

1902 (39)

The Children's Crusade, oratorio

1907 (44)

Canzonetta, for clarinet

1908 (45)

The Children of Bethlehem, oratorio

1919 (56)

Piano Quintet

Cello Sonata

1920 (57)

Paysages franciscains, for orchestra

1923 (60)

Cydalise and the Satyr, ballet

1927 (64)

Sophie Arnould, opera-comique

1931 (68)

Divertissement sur un teme pastorale, for orchestra

Fantaisie basque, for violin

1934 (71)

Giration, ballet

Fragonard, ballet

1935 (72)

Images, ballet

1937 (74)

Gulliver in Lilliput, ballet

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