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b Tourcoing, 5 April 1869
d Royan, 23 August 1937, aged sixty-eight

He was born into a family of wealthy industrialists. He trained for a naval career, but resigned in 1894 and went to Paris to study music. In 1898 he enrolled at the Schola Cantorum, completing the course ten years later. He was professor of counterpoint from 1902 to 1914. In 1909 he began an extended tour of India and south-east Asia. In 1922 he moved to Normandy, where he stayed for the rest of his life, continuing to write in spite of indifferent health.

1902 (33)

Piano Trio

1903 (34)

Resurrection, for orchestra

Violin Sonata

1904 6 (35-6)

Symphony No 1, La poeme de la foret

1905 (36)

Divertissement, for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon

1910-11 (41-2)

Evocations, for orchestra

1912 (43)

The Spider's Feast, ballet

1919 (50)

Impromptu, for harp

Symphony No 2 in Bb major (1919-21)

1925 (56)

Pour une Fete de printemps, tone poem

Sérenade, for harp, flute, violin, viola and cello

Violin Sonata

Joueurs de flute, four pieces for flute and piano

Segovia, for guitar

1927 (58)

Piano Concerto in G major

1929-30 (60-1)

Symphony No 3 in G minor

1931 (62)

Bacchus and Ariadne, ballet

1932 (63)


1934 (65)

Symphony No 4 in A major

Sinfonietta for strings

1936 (67)

Concertino for cello

Rhapsodie flamande

1937 (68)

String Trio

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