Théodore Dubois

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Théodore Dubois
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Born: 24 August 1837

Died: 11 June 1924

François Clément Théodore Dubois was an important organist, composer and teacher of music on the Paris music scene during the late 1800's. In 1861 he was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome for composition. A few years later he was choir director (Maître de chapelle) in Saint Clotilde church in Paris. He studied at Reims and the Paris Conservatory where he later was the director from 1896-1905. The composer of four operas, a large-scale ballet, several oratorios, and a Requiem Mass as well as many orchestral works, Dubois remained a composer of the "academic style". He succeeded Camille Saint-Saëns as organist at the Madeleine in 1877 and was highly regarded as an excellent music teacher. Much overshadowed by his French contemporaries Charles Gounod, Gabriel Fauré, and Camille Saint-Saëns in composition, he is best remembered today for his book Notes et Etudes d'Harmonie (Notes and Lessons in Harmony), still used as a source for harmonic practice in the Romantic style.

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