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d’Erlanger, Baron Frédéric

d’Erlanger, Baron Frédéric, French-born English composer; b. Paris, May 29, 1868; d. London, April 23, 1943. He was born into the family of French bankers. He studied music with Ehmant in Paris, and then settled in London, where he was active as a banker and a composer. In 1897 he assumed the pseudonym Regnal, formed by reading backward the last 6 letters of his name.

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : Jehan de Saintre (Aixles-Bains, Aug. 1, 1893); Inez Mendo (London, July 10, 1897, under the pseudonym Regnal); Tess, after Thomas Hardy (Naples, April 10, 1906); Noel (Paris, Dec. 28, 1910). OTHER: Piano Quintet; String Quartet; Violin Concerto (London, March 12, 1903; Kreisler, soloist); Violin Sonata; Andante for Cello and Orch.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

d’Erlanger, Baron Frédéric

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