Canteloube (de Malaret), (Marie-) Joseph

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Canteloube (de Malaret), (Marie-) Joseph

Canteloube (de Malaret), (Marie-) Joseph, French pianist, composer, and writer on music; b. An-nonay, near Tournon, Oct. 21, 1879; d. Grigny, Seine-et-Oise, Nov. 4, 1957. His name was simply Canteloube, but he added “de Malaret” after the name of his ancestral estate. He studied piano in Paris with Amélie Doetzer and composition with dTndy at the Schola Cantorum. He became an ardent collector of French folk songs and arranged and publ, many of them for voice with instrumental accompaniment. His Chants d’Auvergne (four sets for Voice, with Piano or Orch., 1923–30) are frequently performed. Among his other albums, Anthologie des chants populaires français (four sets, 1939–44) is a comprehensive collection of regional folk songs. He also publ, a biography of d’Indy (Paris, 1949).


DRAMATIC: Opera: Le Mas (1910–13; Paris, April 3, 1929); Vercingetorix (1930–32; Paris, June 26, 1933). orch.:Vers la princesse lointaine, symphonic poem (1910–11); 3 symphonic sketches: Lauriers (Paris, Feb. 22, 1931), Pièces françaises for Piano and Orch. (1935), and Poème for Violin and Orch. (1937). chamber:Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1946).


BlBL.: L. Boursiac, C. (Toulouse, 1941); F. Gougniaud-Taginel, J. C: Chantre delà terre (Béziers, 1988).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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