Durand, Emile, French composer and teacher; b. St.- Brieuc, Feb. 16, 1830; d. Neuilly, May 6, 1903. In 1850, while still a student at the Paris Cons., he was appointed teacher of an elementary singing class; in 1871 he became prof, of harmony there. He publ. Traite d’harmonie and Traite de composition musicale, and also wrote several light operas.
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