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Gagneux, Renaud

Jean-Noël von der Weid

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Paris, May 15, 1947). French composer. He attended the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where he studied piano with Cortot (1961–2) and composition with Dutilleux (1966); he also studied composition with Stockhausen at the Cologne Musikhochschule (1966). He pursued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire (with Messiaen, 1967–72), where he won a first prize in composition in 1972. In that year he joined Pierre Schaeffer's musical research group at ORTF. In addition to a large output of sacred choral, orchestral and other instrumental works, he has also written several film scores. He has won a number of prizes including the Prix Georges Enesco (1983), the SACD Prix des nouveaux talents (1989), the Prix de l'Institut de France (1989, 1998), the Prix des Compositeurs (1990) and the SACEM Grand Prix (1993...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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