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Gustave Samazeuilh

Gustave Marie Victor Fernand Samazeuilh (2 June 1877 in Bordeaux – 4 August 1967 in Paris) was a French composer and writer on music.

He studied music with Ernest Chausson until the latter's death in 1899, and then attended the Schola Cantorum de Paris, where he became a pupil of Vincent d'Indy and Paul Dukas. He was also much influenced by the impressionist school, and wrote a number of works for piano which are reminiscent of Debussy. His output was marked more by "fine craftsmanship" (to quote Slonimsky) than by quantity or commercial success.

He produced many piano transcriptions of orchestral works, and also wrote musical biography.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 2nd, 1877 (Bordeaux), Died August 4th, 1967 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-49853 12-in. 2/12/1929 Chant d'Espagne Yehudi Menuhin Violin solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Samazeuilh, Gustave," accessed November 29, 2021,

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"Samazeuilh, Gustave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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