Georges Hugon

Georges Hugon (23 July 1904 – 19 June 1980) was a French composer. He is the father of actress Sophie Daumier. His compositional output includes several chamber works, the ballet La Reine de Saba (1933, dedicated to Gustave Flaubert), two completed symphonies (1941 and 1949), and the unfinished symphony Prometheus.

Born in Paris, he studied with Georges Caussade, Paul Dukas, Jean Gallon, and Isidor Philipp at the Conservatoire de Paris. He won premiere prix awards from the conservatoire in piano (1921), harmony (1921), and composition (1930). He was awarded a medal for composition by the Blumenthal Foundation in 1930. From 1934-1940 he served as director of the Conservatoire de Boulogne-sur-Mer. He was appointed professor of solfège at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1941, and in 1948 also began teaching courses in harmony. In 1967 the director of the conservatoire awarded him the Grand prix Musical for his distinguished teaching career. One of his notable pupils was Paul Kuentz.

He died in Blauvac.

Antoine Tisné

Antoine Tisné (29 July 1932 – 19 July 1998) was a French composer.

Elsa Barraine

Elsa Jacqueline Barraine (13 February 1910 in Paris – 20 March 1999 in Strasbourg) was a composer of French music in the time after the neoclassicist movement of Les Six, Ravel, and Stravinsky. Despite being considered “one of the outstanding French composers of the mid-20th century,” Barraine’s music is seldom performed today. She won the Prix de Rome in 1929 for La vierge guerrière, a sacred trilogy named for Joan of Arc, and was the fourth woman ever to receive that prestigious award (after Lili Boulanger in 1913, Marguerite Canal in 1920, and Jeanne Leleu in 1923).

Georges Caussade

Georges Caussade (20 November 1873 – 5 August 1936) was a French composer, music theorist, and music educator. Born in Port Louis, Mauritius, he joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris in 1905 as a teacher of counterpoint. He began teaching fugue at the school as well in 1921; a position his wife, composer Simone Plé-Caussade, took over in 1928. Among his notable students are Jehan Alain, Georges Auric, Elsa Barraine, Lili Boulanger, Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Georges Dandelot, Claude Delvincourt, Georges Hugon, Jeanne Leleu, Eugène Lapierre, Gaston Litaize, Paul Pierné, Georges-Émile Tanguay, Henri Tomasi, Marcel Tournier, and Marios Varvoglis. See: List of music students by teacher: C to F#Georges Caussade. In 1931 he published a book on the subject of harmony, Technique de l'harmonie. His most notable compositions are the operas Selgar et Moina and Légende de Saint George.

Gustave Cloëz

Gustave Cloëz (3 August 1890 – 15 March 1970) was a French conductor who was particularly active at the Paris Opéra-Comique in the mid-20th century, and made a significant number of recordings, often accompanying major singers of the time.

Isidor Philipp

Isidor Edmond Philipp (first name sometimes spelled Isidore) (2 September 1863 – 20 February 1958) was a French pianist, composer, and pedagogue of Jewish Hungarian descent. He was born in Budapest and died in Paris.

List of composers for the classical guitar

The following is a non-comprehensive list of composers who have composed original music for the classical guitar, or music which has been arranged for it. This list is sortable by name, nationality and years of birth or death.

List of symphony composers

This is a list of composers who have written symphonies, listed in chronological order by year of birth, alphabetical within year. It includes only music composers of significant fame, notability or importance who also have current Wikipedia articles. For lists of music composers by other classifications, see Lists of composers.

Nana (1926 film)

Nana is a 1926 French silent drama film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Catherine Hessling, Werner Krauss and Jean Angelo. It was Renoir's second full-length film and is based on the novel by Émile Zola.

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and the Neuilly Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Claude Autant-Lara.

Nana (novel)

Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Émile Zola. Completed in 1880, Nana is the ninth installment in the 20-volume Les Rougon-Macquart series.

Paul Dukas

Paul Abraham Dukas (French: [dykas]; 1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality, he was intensely self-critical, and he abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best known work is the orchestral piece The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), the fame of which has eclipsed that of his other surviving works. Among these are the opera Ariane et Barbe-bleue, a symphony, two substantial works for solo piano, and a ballet, La Péri.

At a time when French musicians were divided into conservative and progressive factions, Dukas adhered to neither but retained the admiration of both. His compositions were influenced by composers including Beethoven, Berlioz, Franck, d'Indy and Debussy.

In tandem with his composing career, Dukas worked as a music critic, contributing regular reviews to at least five French journals. Later in his life he was appointed professor of composition at the Conservatoire de Paris and the École Normale de Musique; his pupils included Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messiaen, Manuel Ponce, and Joaquín Rodrigo.

Paul Kuentz

Paul Kuentz (4 May 1930 in Mulhouse, France) is a French conductor who studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1947 to 1950, with Noël Gallon, Georges Hugon and Eugene Bigot. He founded the Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra in 1951 and made many tours of Europe and the USA, performing the orchestral works of Bach at the Church of Saint-Séverin and at Carnegie Hall in 1968. He and his orchestra also completed two popular tours of Southern Africa. He frequently performs French music, including premieres of works by Pierre Max Dubois, Jacques Casterede and Jacques Charpentier. In 1956 he married Monique Frasca-Colombier. In 1972 he founded the Paul Kuentz Chorus.

Over the years Kuentz befriended and performed with some of the leading musicians of the day, including cellist/conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and harpist Nicanor Zabaleta, with whom he recorded a disc of Baroque harp concertos for Deutsche Grammophon in 1989. Among Kuentz's earlier recordings was his acclaimed two-CD set on Pierre Verany of the St. John Passion in 1987. Further successful Bach recordings followed, as well as a spate of others for various labels.

Kuentz often recorded with other orchestras, or in rare instances with his own as well as another ensemble. His acclaimed 1995 recording of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, for instance, employed both his own ensemble and the Orchestre des Concerts du Conservatoire. Kuentz's recent releases are reissues of older recordings and include the 2006 Deutsche Grammophon CD A Baroque Guitar Weekend.Recordings include: J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suites, Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) and Musikalisches Opfer; Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and other concertos; Flute concertos by Haydn, Blavet, Mozart, Leclair and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Music by Michel-Richard Delalande, Jean-Joseph Mouret, Gabrieli and Gluck; Mozart's Concerto K 299, Requiem, Bastien und Bastienne and Church Sonatas; Harp concertos by Georg Frideric Handel, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Boieldieu, Wagenseil and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf; Joseph Haydn's Symphonies Nos. 85 and 101 (EMI); Other labels include Decca and Deutsche Grammophon.

Rue Greffulhe

The Rue Greffulhe is a street in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was named after Count Louis-Charles Greffulhe, who was the owner of the land prior to its construction in 1839. Composer Georges Hugon lived at number 5 while Reynaldo Hahn lived at number 7.

Sophie Daumier

Sophie Daumier (24 November 1934 – 31 December 2003) was a French film actress. She appeared in 28 films between 1956 and 1979.

She was born as Elisabeth Hugon in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, the daughter of composer Georges Hugon. She was married to Guy Bedos from 1965 to 1977; the marriage ended in divorce. She died from Huntington's disease on 31 December 2003 in Paris. She was 69 years old.

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