Paul Abraham Dukas (French: [dykas]; 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 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), the fame of which has eclipsed that of his other surviving works. Among these are the opera Ariane et Barbe-bleue, his Symphony in C and Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, the Variations, Interlude and Finale on a Theme by Rameau (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, Manuel Ponce, and Joaquín Rodrigo.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 1st, 1865 (Paris), Died May 17th, 1935 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||CVE-48938||12-in.||3/18/1929||L'apprenti sorcier||New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-48939||12-in.||3/18/1929||L'apprenti sorcier||New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PCS-09978||12-in.||1/29/1938||The sorcerer's apprentice||Leopold Stokowski||Dubbed recording from film : Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PCS-09979||12-in.||1/29/1938||The sorcerer's apprentice||Leopold Stokowski||Dubbed recording from film : Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CS-014367||12-in.||11/7/1937||L'apprenti sorcier||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CS-014368||12-in.||11/7/1937||L'apprenti sorcier||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CS-014369||12-in.||11/7/1937||L'apprenti sorcier||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-064347||10-in.||5/5/1941||The sorcerer's apprentice||Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Gramophone||HO4108af||12-in.||11/15/1919||L'apprenti sorcier||Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dukas, Paul," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103358.
Dukas, Paul. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103358.
"Dukas, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.
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