Gabriel Pierné


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(b Metz, 1863; d Ploujean, Finistère, 1937).

Fr. composer, organist, and conductor. Succeeded Franck as org., Ste‐Clotilde, 1890–8. Ass. cond., Concerts Colonne 1903, becoming prin. cond. 1910–34. Works incl. ballet Cydalise et le Chèvre‐pied (Cydalise and the Satyr), 1923, from which comes the ‘Entry of the Little Fauns’; oratorios La Croisade des Enfants (The Children's Crusade), 1902, and Les enfants à Bethléem, 1907; pf. conc., incidental and chamber mus.

Subjects: Music.

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