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Gallon, Jean

Gallon, Jean

Gallon, Jean, French composer and pedagogue, brother of Noel Gallon; b. Paris, June 25, 1878; d. there, June 23, 1959. He studied piano with Diémer and theory with Lavignac and Lenepveu at the Paris Cons. He was chorus master of the Paris Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (1906–14) and at the Paris Opera (1909–14). From 1919 to 1949 he taught harmony at the Paris Cons. Among his pupils were Robert Casadesus, Marcel Delannoy, Henri Dutilleux, Olivier Messiaen, and Jean Rivier. He publ. harmony exercises for use at the Cons.; with his brother, he composed several pieces of theater music, among them a ballet, Hansli le Bossu (1914); also composed some chamber music and songs.

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