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 Louis Durey

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Louis Durey

  • Birth 27 May 1888
  • Death 3 Jul 1979
  • Burial Saint-Tropez, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • Memorial ID 9179301

Composer. The least-known member of "Les Six." His refusal to contribute to their collective ballet "The Marriage on the Eiffel Tower" (1921) occasioned the breakup of the group, though the composers all remained friends. A politically-oriented man (he became a hard-line communist in the 1930s), Durey felt music should have a didactic purpose and wrote several choruses based on Marxist texts. This attitude, combined with a distaste for self-promotion, ensured his obscurity. He spent most of his life in Saint-Tropez and died there.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 25 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9179301
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Durey (27 May 1888–3 Jul 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9179301, citing Cimetière marin de Saint Tropez, Saint-Tropez, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .