Malherbe, Edmond Paul Henri

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Malherbe, Edmond Paul Henri

Malherbe, Edmond Paul Henri, French composer; b. Paris, Aug. 21, 1870; d. Corbeil-Essonnes, Seine-et-Oise, March 7, 1963. He studied at the Paris Cons, with Massenet and Fauré; in 1898, won the Premier Second Prix de Rome, and in 1899, the Deuxième Premier Grand Prix; won the Prix Trémont of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (1907,1913,1921); in 1950 he received the Grand Prix Musical of the City of Paris. He publ. L’Harmonie du système musical actuel à demi-tons (1920) and Le Tiers-de-ton: Deux Systèmes: Tempéré et non-tempéré (1900, 1950).

Works

dramatic: Opera: Madame Pierre (1903; Paris, 1912); L’Avare (1907); L’Emeute (1911; Paris, 1912); Cléanthis (1912); Anna Karénine (1914); Le Mariage forcé (1924); Néron (1945). other:L’Amour et Psyché, lyric tragedy with ballet (1948); Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, pantomime with Chorus (1930). other: A series of “tableaux symphoniques” after great paintings; 3 syms. (1948, 1956, 1957); Violin Concerto; Nonet; Sextet; many choruses, songs, and piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire