Gabriel Pierné

Henri Constant Gabriel Pierné (* 16. August 1863 in Metz; † 17. July 1937 in Ploujean) was a French composer of classical music.

Pierné studied de Paris at the Conservatoire with Antoine François Marmontel, Albert Lavignac, Émile Durand, César Franck and Jules Massenet. It won the 1882 the Prix de Rome with the Kantate Edith and worked thereafter from 1890 to 1898 as organist at Ste Clotilde and from 1903 to 1932 as conductor and a director/conductor of the Concerts Colonne. It composed six operas, several ballet and Pantomimen, Oratorien, orchestra and chamber-musical works as well as pieces for organ, harp and piano.


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