Lazarus, Daniel, French conductor and composer; b. Paris, Dec. 13, 1898; d. there, June 27, 1964. He studied with Diemer, Leroux, and Vidal at the Paris Cons., taking the premier prix in composition (1915). He was conductor of the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier (1921–25), then artistic director of the Paris Opéra-Comique (1936–39); later was chorus master of the Paris Opéra (1946–56), then prof, at the Schola Cantorum in Paris (from 1956). He publ. Accès à la musique (Paris, 1960). His compositions include the operas L’Illustre Magicien (1924), La Veéitable Histoire de Wilhelm Meister (1927), Trumpeldor (1935), and La Chambre bleue (1938), 3 ballets, incidental music, Piano Concerto (1929), 2 syms. (1933, 1934), chamber music, piano pieces, and songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire