Huré, Jean, French pianist, organist, composer, and writer on music; b. Gien, Loiret, Sept. 17, 1877; d. Paris, Jan. 27, 1930. He received his musical education at a monastery in Angers. He went to Paris in 1895, where he founded the École Normale de Musique (1910), the École Normale pour Pianistes (1912), and the monthly magazine L’Orgue et les Organistes (1923). In 1925 he became church organist at St. Augustin; in 1926 he won the Prix Chartier for composition. His ballet, Le Bois sacré, was produced at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on June 28, 1921; he further wrote incidental music to Musset’s Fantasio; 3 syms.; Violin Concerto; Andante for Saxophone and Orch.; 2 string quartets; Piano Quintet; Violin Sonata; 3 cello sonatas; etc. He publ, the manuals La Technique du piano (1908); La Technique de l’orgue (1918); also L’Esthétique de l’orgue (1923) and Saint Augustin, musicien (1924).
G. Migot, J. H. (Paris, 1926).
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