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.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
More From encyclopedia.com
Jean-marie Leclair , Leclair, Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean-Marie (b Lyons, 1697; d Paris, 1764). Fr. composer and violinist, known as ‘the elder’ to distinguish him from his… Reynaldo Hahn , Hahn, Reynaldo Hahn, Reynaldo Hahn, Reynaldo, Venezuelan-born French conductor, music critic, and composer; b. Caracas, Aug. 9, 1874; d. Paris, Jan.… Jean Philippe Rameau , Distinguished composer and theorist; b. Dijon, France, Sept. 25, 1683; d. Paris, Sept. 12, 1764. In a long, busy career Rameau was eminent in three m… Jean De Reszke , De Reszke, Jean De Reszke, Jean [ Mieczyslaw, Jan] (b Warsaw, 1850; d Nice, 1925). Polish tenor, brother of Édouard de Reszke. Début (as bar. and as… Gustave Charpentier , Charpentier, Gustave Charpentier, Gustave, famous French composer; b. Dieuze, Lorraine, June 25, 1860; d. Paris, Feb. 18, 1956. He studied at the Par… Paul Louis Courier , Godard, Benjamin (Louis Paul), French composer; b. Paris, Aug. 18, 1849; d. Cannes, Jan. 10, 1895. He took violin lessons with Richard Hammer and Vie…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like