Born Sept. 28, 1870, Blamont, France,
died Aug. 17, 1958, Neuilly-sur-Seine), composer known for his orchestral works. He studied at Nancy and under Massenet and Faur
at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1900 he won the Prix de Rome with his lyric scene S
miramis. He gained fame with the Psaume XLVI (1904) for chorus and orchestra, the ballet La Tragédie de Salom
(1907), and a piano quintet (1908). Other works include Antoine et Cloéop
tre (1920), Mirages (1920
21), and Salammbo´ (1925), for orchestra; Reflets d
Allemagne (1905), for piano duet; quartets for woodwind instruments and for brass, and choral works.