Henri Sauguet


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(orig. Jean-Pierre Poupard; b Bordeaux, 18 May 1901; d Paris, 22 Jun. 1989)

French composer who wrote the scores for over two dozen ballets, including Balanchine's La Chatte (1927), Lifar's La Nuit (1930), Petit's Paul et Virginie (1943) and Les Forains (1945), and Taras's Cordelia (1952). Although Sauget lacked the experimental vigour of some of his modernist contemporaries, his ability to evoke character and atmosphere in his score, and his expressive, danceable melodies were much admired.

Subjects: Music — Dance.

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