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Paul Abraham Dukas

Also Known As: "Paul Ducas"
Birthplace: 1er arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cause of death: Suicide
Immediate Family:

Son of Jules Jakob Dukas and Eugénie Dukas
Husband of Suzanne Dukas
Brother of Adrien Dukas and Marguerite Lucie Wellhoff

Occupation: compositeur français
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Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Abraham 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 work is the orchestral piece, L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), the fame of which has eclipsed that of his other surviving works. Among these are an opera Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Ariadne and Bluebeard), a symphony, two substantial works for solo piano, and a ballet, La Péri. At a time when French musicians were divided into conservative and progressive factions, Dukas adhered to neither but retained the admiration of both. His compositions were influenced by composers including Beethoven, Berlioz, Franck, d'Indy and Debussy. In tandem with his composing career, Dukas worked as a music critic, contributing regular reviews to at least five French journals. Later in his life he was appointed professor of composition at the Conservatoire de Paris and the École Normale de Musique; his pupils included Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messiaen and Joaquín Rodrigo.

voir ascendance de Paul Dukas sur GenAmi n°28, juin 2004, p. 10

compositeurde musique:l'apprenti sorcier

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October 1, 1865
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
May 17, 1935
Age 69
Paris, Île-de-France, France