Doire, René, French composer; b. Evreux, June 13, 1879; d. Paris, July 9, 1959. He studied in Rouen and later in Paris with Widor and d’Indy; he then was engaged as a bandleader in the casinos of various French spas. He composed an opera, Morituri (1903), Vision d’Espagne for Violin and Orch. (1916), Dramatico for Piano and Orch. (1923), Violin Sonata (1918), Reflets de jeunesse, song cycle for Voice and Piano or Orch. (1902), and solo songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire