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Georges Hüe

Composer from France

Georges Adolphe Hüe (6 May 1858 – 7 June 1948) was a French composer of classical music. Hüe was born in Versailles (France) into a noted family of architects. His musical education included studies with Charles Gounod and César Franck. In 1879, he won the Prix de Rome with his cantata Médée. Upon his return to Paris, the Opéra Comique produced his first stage work, Les Pantins ("The Jumping Jacks"). This plotless, two-act set-piece for four singers doubling roles completely ignored fashionable realist trends of the day, and won high acclaim. For the next twenty years, his musical career went in other directions. Hüe returned to the stage with his first full-length opera, Le Roi de Paris, a historical drama with a subplot about unrequited love. His follow-up opera was Titania. Stimulated by fantasy and Shakespeare, this work is noteworthy for its impressionisitic woodland scenes for chorus and orchestra. In 1910, the Opéra produced Le Miracle, a grand five-act work combining the mythological story of Pygmalion with a religious miracle. Hüe's most successful work with the public was Dans l'ombre de la cathédrale, whose topical plot was driven by the conflicting ideals of socialism  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Hüe, Georges,Georges Hue
Date of birth
1858-05-06
Place of birth
Versailles
Nationality
France

Death

Date of death
1948-06-07
Place of death
Paris

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