Delannoy, Marcel , French composer; b. La Ferte Alais, July 9, 1898; d. Nantes, Sept. 14, 1962. He took lessons with Gedalge and Honegger. He wrote an effective stage work, Poirier de Misere (Paris, Feb. 21, 1927), which obtained excellent success. Other WORKS are the ballet-cantata Le Fou de la dame (concert perf., Paris, Nov. 9, 1928; stage perf., Geneva, April 6, 1929), Cinderella, ballet (Chicago, Aug. 30, 1931; rev. as La Pantoufle de vair, Paris, May 14, 1935), Sym. (Paris, March 15, 1934), Ginevra, comic Opéra (Paris, July 25, 1942), Arlequin radiophile, chamber Opéra (Paris, April 1, 1946), Puck, fairy Opéra after Shakespeare (Strasbourg, Jan. 29,1949), Concerto de mai for Piano and Orch. (Paris, May 4, 1950), Travesti, ballet (Enghien-les-Bains, June 4, 1952), Sym. for Strings and Celesta (1952–54), Les Noces fantastiques, ballet (Paris, Feb. 9,1955), and Le Moulin de la galette, symphonic poem (1958).
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