Claude Ballif


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(b Paris, 1924; d Poisson, 2004). Fr. composer and teacher. Studied at Bordeaux 1942–51, Paris Cons. (under Messiaen), and Berlin Hochschule (with Blacher). Taught in Berlin and Hamburg 1955–8. Worked at Fr. radio's Groupe de Recherches Musicales 1959–61. Teacher at Reims Cons. 1965–8; prof. of analysis Paris Cons. 1971–90, and assoc. prof. of comp. 1982–90. Author of a book on Berlioz (1968). Works incl.:

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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