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Terrasse, Claude (Antoine)

Terrasse, Claude (Antoine), French composer; b. L’Arbresle, Rhône, Jan. 27, 1867; d. Paris, June 30, 1923. He studied at the Lyons Cons, and at the École Niedermeyer in Paris. From 1888 to 1895 he was church organist in Arcachon, and then in Paris until 1899, when he began to write for the stage, producing a series of successful operettas. The best known are Les Travaux d’Hercule (March 7, 1901), Le Sire de Vergy (Aprii 16, 1903), Monsieur de la Palisse (Nov. 2, 1904), La Marquise et le marmiton (Dec. Il, 1907), Le Coq d’Inde (April 6, 1909), Le Mariage de Télémaque (May 4, 1910), Les Transatlantiques (May 20,1911), and Cartouche (March 9,1912). His other works include the ballet Les lucioles (Dec. 28, 1910), 2 masses, a motet, songs, and piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Terrasse, Claude (Antoine)

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