DUKAS, PAUL


DUKAS, PAUL
DUKAS, PAUL (1865–1935), French composer. Born in Paris, Dukas studied at the Conservatory and taught there from 1909 until his death. In French music, his style formed a bridge between the school of César Franck and that of Debussy. He achieved fame in 1897 with his brilliant orchestral scherzo L'Apprenti sorcier ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice," inspired by Goethe), which, it was later suggested, was actually intended as a satire on the fashion of "symphonic poems." The most important of Dukas' works is the opera Ariane et Barbe-Bleue (1907, with text by Maeterlinck), symbolizing the struggle for emancipation from dictatorship. His other works also include a symphony, several overtures, the ballet La Péri, chamber music, and piano works. After 1912, Dukas, who had become increasingly self-critical, gave up composition almost entirely. He devoted himself to teaching at the Conservatory. Before his death he destroyed his unpublished works. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: G. Samazeuilh, Un musicien français, Paul Dukas (1913); V. d'Indy, Emmanuel Chabrier et Paul Dukas (1920); G. Favre, Paul Dukas, sa vie, son oeuvre (1948); Riemann-Gurlitt; Baker's Biog Dict; Grove's Dict; MGG. (Chanan Steinitz)

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  • Dukas, Paul — ▪ French composer born Oct. 1, 1865, Paris, Fr. died May 17, 1935, Paris  French composer whose fame rests on a single orchestral work, the dazzling, ingenious L Apprenti sorcier (1897; The Sorcerer s Apprentice).       Dukas studied at the Paris …   Universalium

  • Dukas, Paul — (1865 1935)    French composer. Born in Paris, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire. After serving in the military, he returned to composing. His works include Polyeucte, Symphony in C Major, L Apprenti Sorcier. He taught orchestration at the… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Dukas, Paul — ► (1865 1935) Compositor francés. Obras: El aprendiz de brujo, Ariadna y Barba Azul y La Peri , entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dukas, Paul (-Abraham) — born Oct. 1, 1865, Paris, France died May 17, 1935, Paris French composer. Born into a musical family, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire. His first success was the overture Polyeucte (1892). Perfectionism led him to destroy much of his work.… …   Universalium

  • Dukas, Paul (-Abraham) — (1 oct. 1865, París, Francia–17 may. 1935, París). Compositor francés. Nacido en el seno de una familia de músicos, estudió en el conservatorio de París. Su primer éxito fue la obertura Polyeucte (1892). El perfeccionismo lo llevó a destruir… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Paul Dukas — Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality, he was intensely self critical, and he abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best known …   Wikipedia

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  • Paul Dukas — (* 1. Oktober 1865 in Paris; † 17. Mai 1935 ebenda) war ein französischer Komponist, der vor allem von Cesar Franck und Richard Wagner Anregung bezog. Seine Werke glänzen besonders in Rhythmik und Instrumentation. Dukas studierte am Pariser Ko …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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