d’Harcourt, Eugène, French conductor and composer; b. Paris, May 2, 1859; d. Locarno, March 4, 1918. He studied at the Paris Cons, with Massenet, Durand, and Savard (1882–86), then took courses in Berlin with Bargiel. In 1892 he built the Salle d’Harcourt in Paris, where he presented 3 seasons of Concerts Éclectiques Populaires. He wrote an unsuccessful opera, Le Tasse (Monte Carlo, 1903), in addition to 3 unnecessary syms. and some passable chamber music.
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