Marie, Gabriel, French conductor and composer; b. Paris, Jan. 8, 1852; d. Puigcerda, Catalonia, Aug. 29, 1928. He studied at the Paris Cons. He was chorus master of the Lamoureux Concerts (1881–87), and then conductor of the orch. concerts of the Société Nationale de Musique (1887–94), of Ste.-Cécile in Bordeaux, at Marseilles, and (during the summer months) at the Casino in Vichy. He wrote a number of melodious pieces for orch., of which La Cinquantaine (in arrangements for violin or cello, with piano) became immensely popular. He also wrote music criticism, collected in Pour la musique (Paris, 1930).
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