Dubois, Pierre-Max

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Dubois, Pierre-Max

Dubois, Pierre-Max, French composer; b. Graulhet, Tarn, March 1, 1930; d. Rocquencourt, Aug. 29,1995. He studied at the Tours Cons., obtaining a prize in piano at the age of 15; later studied composition with Milhaud at the Paris Cons. In 1955 he won the Grand Prix de Rome and the music prize of the City of Paris.


DRAMATIC Impressions foraines, ballet (1951); Le Docteur OX, ballet-bouffe, after Jules Verne (Lyons, Feb. 23, 1964); Cover Girls, choreographic spectacle (1965); Comment causer, “opera pouf” (1970); Les Suisses, opera (1972); Hommage a Hoffnung, ballet (1980). ORCH.: Impressions foraines (1949); Divertissement for Saxophone and Orch. (1952); Serenades for Bassoon and Orch. (1953); Capriccio for Violin and Orch. (1954); 2 violin concertos: No. 1 (1955; Strasbourg, June 20, 1957) and No. 2 (1964); Cello Concerto (1958); Concerto for Saxophone and Strings (1959); 2 syms.: No. 1, Drame pour Epidaure (1960) and No. 2, Symphonie-Serenade for Strings (1964); Concerto italien for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1962); Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Orch. (Besanc.on, Sept. 15, 1963); Musique pour un Western (1964); Concerto ironico for Bassoon and Orch. (1968); Concertino for 4 Saxophones and Orch. (1969); Beaujency concerto for Clarinet and Orch. (1969); Sinfonia militaire (1969); Beaugency-Concerto for Clarinet and Orch. (1969); Bass Clarinet Concerto (1978); Suite concertante for Wind Quintet and Orch. (1980); Hommage a Rabelais, overture (1981). CHAMBER : Concertstuck for Saxophone and Piano (1955); Quartet for 4 Horns (1961); Quartet for 4 Flutes (1961); Quartet for 4 Trombones (1961); Quartet for 4 Clarinets (1962); Pop Variations for Flute and Piano (1971); Le cinema muet for Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba (1972); Coincidence for Clarinet and Piano (1977); Les Nouvelles Saisons for Double Wind Quintet and Piano (1982).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire