Hugon, Georges, French composer and teacher; b. Paris, July 23, 1904; d. Blauvac, Vaucluse, July 19, 1980. He studied at the Paris Cons., receiving the Prix Bizet (1926). He was director of the Boulogne-sur-Mer Cons. (1934–41), and in 1941 he became a prof, at the Paris Cons. His compositions include an oratorio, Chants de deuil et d’espérance (1947), 2 syms. (1941, 1949), 2 symphonic poems: Au nord (1930) and La Reine de Saba (1933), Piano Concerto (1962), Flute Sonata (1965), Piano Trio, String Quartet, piano pieces, and songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire