Landormy, Paul (Charles-René)

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Landormy, Paul (Charles-René)

Landormy, Paul (Charles-René), French musicologist, music critic, and composer; b. Issy-les-Moulineaux, Jan. 3, 1869; d. Paris, Nov. 17, 1943. He was an agrégé des lettres of the École Normale in Paris, and studied voice with Sbriglia and Plancon. With Rolland, he organized a series of lectures on music history at the École des Hautes Études Sociales (1902) and was founder-director of its acoustic laboratory (1904–07). He became music critic of La Victoire (1918), and contributed articles to other publications. Among his compositions were piano pieces and songs.


(all publ. in Paris): Histoire de la musique (1910; 3rd ed., 1923); Brahms (1920; rev. ed., 1948); Bizet (1924); La Vie de Schubert (1928); Albert Roussel (1938); Gluck (1941); Gounod (1942); La Musique française (3 vols., 1943-44).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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