Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Auric, Georges

(1899-1983), French composer, studied at the Montpellier, Paris conservatories, and the Schola cantorum, served as director of the paris Opera and the Opera Comique, one of the "Les six", this group of composers grew up around the idea of Satie, who believed that French music should be free of foreign influence, born of every day life, and characterized be deliberate simplicity, he composed mainly ballet music, songs, and film scores.

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