Le Gallienne, Dorian (Leon Marlois)

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Le Gallienne, Dorian (Leon Marlois)

Le Gallienne, Dorian (Leon Marlois), Australian composer and music critic; b. Melbourne, April 19, 1915; d. there, July 27, 1963. He studied at the Univ. of Melbourne Conservatorium (graduated, 1938) and with Benjamin and Howells at the Royal Coll. of Music in London (1938–39); later he took lessons with Jacob in England (1951). He served as music critic for Melbourne’s Argus (from 1950) and for The Age (from 1957). His output reveals English and French traits, along with the bitonal writing of early Stravinsky and late Bartόok.



2 ballets: Contes héraldiques (1947) and Voyageur (1954); incidental music; film scores. orch.: Sinfonietta (1951–56); Overture (1952); Sym. (1952–53); Symphonic Study (1962-63; first movement of the unfinished second Sym.). chamber: Flute Sonata (1943); Violin Sonata (1945); Duo for Violin and Viola (1956); Trio for Oboe, Violin, and Viola (1957); Piece No. 1 for Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Percussion, and Harp (1959) and No. 2 for 2 Clarinets and String Quartet (1959); piano pieces. vocal: Songs; part songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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