Fouret, Maurice

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Fouret, Maurice

Fouret, Maurice, French composer; b. St.-Quentin, Nov. 28, 1888; d. Paris, Jan. 22, 1962. He studied with Ravel, Charpentier, and Biisser. He composed several symphonic poems on exotic subjects, among them Aladdin (Paris, Nov. 28, 1920) and Danse de Sita (1922), as well as the ballets Le Rustre imprudent (1931) and La Jeune Fille aux joues roses (1934), a group of symphonic suites inspired by Alsatian folklore, and songs.

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