Fiévet, Paul, French composer; b. Valenciennes, Dec. 11, 1892; d. Paris, March 15, 1980. His father, Claude Fiévet (1865–1938), was a composer. Paul Fiévet studied piano and music theory at the Paris Cons., where he was a student of Xavier Leroux, Caussade, and Widor, obtaining 1st prize in harmony in 1913, and 1st prize in composition in 1917, 1918, and 1919. He received the Grand Prix International in Ostende in 1931 and the Grand Prix of Paris in 1932. Among his works are an operetta, Le Joli Jeu (Lyons, 1933), and several symphonic suites of the type of “landscape music/7 e.g., Les Horizons dores (Paris, 1932), Puerta del Sol (Paris, 1933), Images de France (Paris, 1964), Orient (Paris, 1929), and En hiver. He also wrote several string quartets (one of which he whimsically entitled Sputnik), a Brass Sextet, and numerous choruses and piano pieces.
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