Ganne, (Gustave) Louis

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Ganne, (Gustave) Louis

Ganne, (Gustave) Louis, French conductor and composer; b. Buxieres-les-Mines, Allier, April 15, 1862;d. Paris, July 13, 1923. He studied at the Paris Cons, with Dubois, Massenet, and Franck. He was a conductor for the Bals de 1’Opera in Paris and in various spa towns. In 1905 he organized his own Concerts Louis Ganne series in Monte Carlo. As a composer, Ganne wrote many light scores. His circus musical Les Saltimbanques (Paris, Dec. 30, 1899) was popular, but he scored his greatest success with the operetta Hans, le joueur de flute (Monte Carlo, April 14, 1906). He also composed the popular La Marche Lorraine and the march Le Pere de la Victoire.

Works

DRAMATIC MusicalTheater (all 1st perf. in Paris unless otherwise given): Tout Paris (June 16, 1891); Rabelais (Oct. 24, 1892); Les Colles des femmes (Sept. 29, 1893); Les Saltimbanques (Dec. 30, 1899); Hans, le joueur de flute (Monte Carlo, April 14, 1906); Rhodope (Monte Carlo, Dec. 13, 1910); Cocorico (Nov. 29, 1913); L’Archiduc des Folies- Bergere (Oct. 7, 1916); La Belle de Paris (Oct. 22, 1921); vaudevilles; ballet music. OTHER: Dances; marches, including La Marche Lorraine and La Pere de la Victoire) many piano pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire