Jean Françaix

Jean René Désiré Françaix (French: [fʁɑ̃sɛ]; 23 May 1912, in Le Mans – 25 September 1997, in Paris) was a French neoclassical composer, pianist, and orchestrator, known for his prolific output and vibrant style.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 23, 1912 (Le Mans), Died September 25, 1997 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, arranger

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL6332 10-in. 9/16/1937 Sérénade comique Quatuor de saxophones de Paris Saxophone quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL9746 10-in. 4/10/1954 Le "ca ira" Robert Chauvigny ; Choeur Marguerite Murcier ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal ensemble arranger  


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