Hubeau, Jean, French pianist and composer; b. Paris, June 22, 1917; d. there, Aug. 19, 1992. He entered the Paris Cons, at the age of 9, and studied piano with Levy, and composition with J. and N. Gallon and Dukas. He won the premier prix for piano at age 13, and for composition at 16. In 1934, at the age of 17, he received the 2nd Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata La Légende de Roukmani.He made several European tours as a pianist. From 1942 to 1957 he was director of the Versailles Cons. He then joined the staff of the Paris Cons.
dramatic: Ballet: Trois fables de La Fontaine (Paris, March 2, 1945); La Fiancée du diable (Paris, Dec. 8, 1945); Un Coeur de diamant ou L’s Infante (Monte Carlo, April 7, 1949). ORCH.: Tableaux hindous (Paris, Oct. 18, 1936); Violin Concerto (Paris, March 30, 1941); Cello Concerto (Paris, Nov. 28, 1942); Concerto héroïque for Piano and Orch. (Paris, Dec. 22, 1946). CHAMBER: Violin Sonata (1941); Sonatine-Humoresque for Horn, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (1942); Trumpet Sonata (1943); Sonate-Caprice for 2 Violins (1944); Air varié for Clarinet and Piano (1961); Idylle for Flute and Piano (1966); piano pieces.VOCAL: Choruses; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire