Durand, Émile

COMPOSER, MUSICAL THEORIST (FRANCE)
BORN 16 Feb 1830, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor - DIED 7 May 1903, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32)

Émile Durand started his studies at the Conservatory in Paris in 1845. Francóis Bazin and Fromental Halévy were among his teachers. He won the second grand prix de Rome in 1852 for his cantata "Le Rocher d'Appenzell". In 1869 he wrote the operetta "L'Astronome de Pont-Neuf". He succeeded Bazin at the Conservatoire in 1871 and Claude Debussy and Camille Erlanger were his pupils. He was well known for his chansons and his melodies. During the last part of his life he wrote theoretical works on music that were published by Leduc.

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The grave of Émile Durand at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Émile Durand (musicien) — Wikipédia


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Published: 2 Feb 2019
Last update: 2 Feb 2019