Boulnois, Joseph

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Boulnois, Joseph

Boulnois, Joseph, French composer; b. Paris, Jan. 28, 1884; killed in battle at Chalaines, Oct. 20, 1918. He studied piano and composition at the Paris Cons. He later became a church organist, and from 1909 he was choir leader at the Opéra-Comique. He wrote an opera, L’Anneau d’Isis, a Symphonie funèbre, a Cello Sonata, and various pieces for organ, piano, and voice. His works remain mostly in MS. There has been a revival of interest in his music, which has resulted in some performances of his songs and choruses.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire