Mariotte, Antoine, French composer; b. Avignon, Dec. 22, 1875; d. Izieux, Loire, Nov. 30, 1944. He was trained at the Naval Academy. In 1897 he became a pupil of d’lndy at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. In 1899 he was appointed conductor of the sym. concerts at St.-Etienne, Loire. From 1902 to 1919 he taught at the Orléans Cons., and in 1920 he was appointed its director. From 1936 to 1938 he was director of the Paris Opéra- Comique.
dramatic: Opera: Salomé (Lyons, Oct. 30,1908); Le Vieux Roi (Lyons, 1911); Léontine Soeurs (Paris, May 21,1924); Esther, Princesse d’Israël (Paris, May 5,1925); Gargantua (1924; Paris, Feb. 13, 1935); Nele Dooryn (1940). other:Impressions urbaines, symphonie suite (1921); songs; numerous teaching pieces for piano.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire