Thiriet, Maurice

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Thiriet, Maurice

Thiriet, Maurice, French composer; b. Meulan, May 2, 1906; d. Puys, near Dieppe, Sept. 28, 1972. He began his training at the Paris Cons, with Charles Silver, and later studied with Koechlin (counterpoint and fugue) and Roland-Manuel (composition and orchestration). He was a composer of much dramatic music.


dramatic: Le Bourgeois de Falaise, opéra-bouffe (1933; Paris, June 21, 1937); La Véridique Histoire du docteur (1937); La Locandiera, opéra-comique (1959); 16 ballets; film scores; radio music. ORCH.: Le Livre pour Jean (1927-29); Poème for Chamber Orch. (1935); Rapsodie sur des thèmes incas (Lyons, Jan. 20, 1936); Introduction, chanson et ronde for Harp and Orch. (1936); Les Visiteurs du soir, suite (1947); Afriques (1949); Danceries françaises for Strings (1957); Concerto for Flute and Strings (1959). CHAMBER: 4 Pièces for Violin and Piano (1943); Lai et virelais for String Trio (1956); Suite en trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1956); piano pieces. VOCAL: Oedipe-Roi, oratorio for Men’s Chorus and Orch. (194CM1); 6 Poèmes lyriques du vieux Japon for Soprano and Orch. (1968); choruses; songs..

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire