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ROPARTZ, Joseph Guy
b Guingamp, Cotes-du-Nord, 15 June 1864
d Lanloup, 22 November 1955, aged ninety-one

At the Jesuit College in Vannes he played bugle, horn and double-bass. He read law at Rennes and graduated in 1885, but decided on a musical career and went to the Paris Conservatory, later studying with Franck. In 1894 he became director of the Nancy Conservatory, leaving in 1919 to go to Strasbourg. He retired to Brittany in 1929 but continued to compose. He was made a member of the Institut Français in


1887 (23)

La cloche des morts, for orchestra

1888 (24)

Les Landes, for orchestra

Marche de fête

1889 (25)

Cinq pieces brèves, for orchestra

Carnaval, for orchestra

1892 (28)


1893 (29)

Le diable couturier, opera

Dimanche breton, for orchestra

String Quartet No 1 in G minor

1900 (36)

Five Motets

1904 (40)

Cello Sonata No 1 in E major

1907 (43)

Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor

Pastorale and Dance, for oboe and orchestra

1911-12 (47-8)

String Quartet No 2 in D minor

Serenade, for string quartet

1912 (48)

Le Pays, opera

A Marie endormie, for orchestra

La Chasse du Prince Arthur, for orchestra

1913 (49)

Soir sur les Chaumes, for orchestra

Dans l'ombre de la montagne, for orchestra

1915 (51)

Divertissement No 1

1917 (53)

Violin Sonata No 2 in E major

Musiques au jardin, for orchestra

1918 (54)

Piano Trio in A minor

Cello Sonata No 2 in A minor (1918-19)

1924-5 (60-1)

String Quartet No 3 in G major

1926 (62)

Romance and Scherzino for violin and orchestra

1928 (64)

Rhapsody, for cello and orchestra

1933 (69)

Serenade champêtre

1937 (73)

Requiem, with orchestra

1942 (78)

De profundis, with orchestra

1943 (79)

Indiscret, ballet

Petite Symphonie

1947 (83)

Divertissement No 2

Ropartz also composed five symphonies (1895-1945), No 3 with soloists and chorus.

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