Veyron-Lacroix, Robert, noted French harpsichordist, pianist, and teacher; b. Paris, Dec. 13, 1922; d. Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, April 3,1991. He studied with Samuel-Rousseau and Nat at the Paris Cons., where he won premiers prix in piano, harpsichord, and theory. After making his formal debut in a concert broadcast on the French Radio in 1949, he pursued a career as a soloist and chamber music artist. He became closely associated with Jean-Pierre Rampai, with whom he gave numerous concerts. He taught at the Schola Cantorum in Paris (1956) and at the Nice International Academy (1959) before becoming a prof, at the Paris Cons. (1967). He was the author of Recherches de musique ancienne (Paris, 1955). While he was particularly known for his interpretations of early music, he frequently programmed modern pieces, including those by Falla, Poulenc, Milhaud, Jolivet, Ohana, and Françaix.
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