Gaillard, Marius-François, French composer and conductor; b. Paris, Oct. 13, 1900; d. Evecquemont, Yvelines, July 23, 1973. He studied with Diémer and Leroux at the Paris Cons. He began his career as a pianist, then conducted concerts in Paris (1928–19). He traveled all over the world, collecting examples of primitive music. His compositions follow a neo-impressionist trend.
ORCH 3 syms.; Guyanes, symphonic suite (1925); Images d’Epinal for Piano and Orch. (1929); Concerto classique for Cello and Orch. (1950); Tombeau romantique for Piano and Orch. (1954); Concerto leggero for Violin and Orch. (1954); Concerto agreste for Viola and Orch. (1957); Harp Concerto (1960). B a 1 1 e t : La Danse pendant le festin (1924); Detresse (1932). CHAMBER: Violin Sonata (1923); String Trio (1935); Sonate baroque for Violin and Piano (1950); piano pieces. VOCAL: Many songs.
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