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Paul Dukas

  • Birth 1 Oct 1865 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Death 17 May 1935 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Plot Division 87 (columbarium), urn 4938
  • Memorial ID 7653

Composer. His witty orchestral scherzo "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1897) is one of the most popular pieces of concert music ever written. It has been recorded many times and served as the centerpiece for Walt Disney's "Fantasia" (1940), with Mickey Mouse appearing as the apprentice. Dukas' other major works were more heavily influenced by Impressionism. They are the Symphony in C Major (1897), the opera "Ariane et Barbe-bleue" (1907), and the ballet "La Peri" (1912). Dukas was born in Paris. He studied at the Paris Conservatory from 1882 to 1890 and was a professor there from 1910 until his death. A painstaking, self-critical composer, Dukas published very little and destroyed most of what he wrote after 1912. In 1935 he was elected to France's Academy of Fine Arts.

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  • Added: 12 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7653
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Dukas (1 Oct 1865–17 May 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7653, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .