Millet, Luis

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Millet, Luis

Millet, Luis, Catalan composer and conductor; b. Masnou, near Barcelona, April 18, 1867; d. Barcelona, Dec. 7, 1941. He studied with Vidiella and Pedrell, then became a choral conductor. In 1891 he founded the famous choral society Orfeo Catala, which he continued to lead until the last years of his life; was also director of the municipal music school in Barcelona. He composed several orch. fantasies on Catalan folk songs and many choral works, and also publ. 2 books on folk music:De la canción popular catalana and Pel nostre ideal (1917).


B. Sampler, L. M. (Barcelona, 1926).

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