d’Ollone, Max(imilien-Paul-Marie-Félix), French conductor, writer on music, and composer; b. Besançon, June 13, 1875; d. Paris, May 15, 1959. He studied with Lavignac, Massenet, and Lenepveu at the Paris Cons., receiving the Grand Prix de Rome in 1897 with his cantata Frédégonde. He was active as an opera conductor in Paris and the French provinces. He wrote the books Le langage musical (Paris and Geneva, 1952) and Le Théâtre lyrique et le public (Paris, 1955). He wrote 5 operas: Le Retour (Angers, Feb. 13, 1913), Les Uns et les autres (Paris, Nov. 6, 1922), L’Arlequin (Paris, Dec. 24, 1924), George Dandin (Paris, March 19, 1930), and La Samaritaine (Paris, June 25, 1937). Other works include Fantaisie for Piano and Orch. (1899), Dans la cathédrale for Orch. (1906), chamber music, and many songs.
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