Gabriel Faure

Other names: Gabriel Urbain Faure[E6G]


Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, 1923[H77]
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, 1920[H77]
Commander of the Legion of Honour, 1910[H77]
Officer of the Legion of Honour, 1903[H77]
Knight of the Legion of Honour, 1890[H77]

Positions Held

Director of the Conservatoire of Paris, 1905-20, res.[E6G]
Music critic of Le Figaro, 1903-21.[E6G]
Chief organist at La Madeleine, 1896[E6G]
Inspector of the national conservatories in the provinces, 1892[E6G]
Choirmaster of La Madeleine, Paris, 1877[E6G]
Organist at St Honoré d’Eylau church, Paris, 1871[E6G]
Assistant organist at St Sulpice, 1871-74[E6G]
Assistant organist at the church of Notre-Dame de Clignancourt, Paris, 1870[E6G]
Organist of St Sauveur, Rennes, 1866-70.[E6G]

Main Events

French composer.[E6G]
A student at the Ecole Niedermeyer, Paris, 1854-65, which included piano class with Saint-Saëns from 1861.[E6G]
Won a number of prizes for his early works.[E6G]
Enlisted in the army and served in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71.[E6G]
Co-founder of the Société Nationale de Musique, 1871, where many of his works were first performed.[E6G]
Travelled to Germany, 1877, and met Liszt and presented him with his Ballade op.19, but Liszt found it to difficult to play.[E6G]
Retired from the Conservatoire of Paris as his health declined.[E6G]
Elected to the Institut de France, 1909.[E6G]
Chiefly remembered for his songs, but he also wrote operas and orchestral pieces.[E6G]

Place of birth: Pamiers, Ariège[E6G]
Place of death: Paris[E6G]



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