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Barlow, Fred

Barlow, Fred

Barlow, Fred, French composer of English and Alsatian descent; b. Mulhouse, Oct. 2, 1881; d. Boulogne, Jan. 3, 1951. He studied in Paris with Jean Huré and his cousin Koechlin.


DRAMATIC: Musical Comedy: Sylvie (1919-21; Paris, March 2, 1923). operetta:Mam’zelle Prudhomme (Monte Carlo, Dec. 22, 1932). Ballet: Gladys, ou La légère incartade (1915-16; Mulhouse, Jan. 7, 1956); Polichinelle et Colombine (1926–27); La grande Jatte (1936-38; Paris, July 12, 1950). CHAMBER: Juventa, violin sonata (1909); La basilique, cello sonata (1910-11; rev. 1938-39); Quatuor des saisons (1946-47; also for String Orch. and Timpani as Sinfonietta des saisons, 1948); also piano music, including a Sonata (1940). VOCAL: Songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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