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Posthumous Reunions: "Les Six" Composers

14 records found

Georges Auric

15 Feb 1899 – 23 Jul 1983

Composer. He was a member of "Les Six", a group of irreverent...

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

No grave photo

Georges Bernanos

20 Feb 1888 – 5 Jul 1948

Author. His novels reflect his fervent Catholicism and intense...

Pellevoisin, Departement de l'Indre, Centre, France

Italo Calvino

15 Oct 1923 – 19 Sep 1985

Author. Born in Cuba and raised in Italy, his career as a writer...

Castiglione della Pescaia, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italy

Philip Collier

21 Apr 1873 – 18 Oct 1948

Australia Statesman. The Premier of Western Australia, he served...

Karrakatta, Nedlands City, Western Australia, Australia

No grave photo

Louis Durey

27 May 1888 – 3 Jul 1979

Composer. The least-known member of "Les Six." His refusal to...

Saint-Tropez, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Aladár Gerevich

16 Mar 1910 – 14 May 1991

Fencing Champion. A specialist in the sabre, he was the only...

Farkasrét, Hegyvidék, Budapest, Hungary

Arthur Honegger

10 Mar 1892 – 27 Nov 1955

Composer. Swiss by birth, he spent most of his life in France....

Montmartre, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Mari Jaszai

24 Feb 1850 – 5 Oct 1926

Hungarian Actress and Singer. One of the greatest european...

Kerepesdűlő, Józsefváros, Budapest, Hungary

Darius Milhaud

4 Sep 1892 – 22 Jun 1974

Composer. A member of "Les Six", his music combined classical...

Aix-en-Provence, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson

15 Aug 1925 – 23 Dec 2007

Jazz Musician. Considered by many to be one of the greatest piano...

Erindale, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada

No grave photo

Manuel M. Ponce

8 Dec 1882 – 24 Apr 1948

Composer. He was born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, but soon...

Miguel Hidalgo, Miguel Hidalgo Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Francis Poulenc

7 Jan 1899 – 30 Jan 1963

Composer. He was a member of "Les Six," a group of French...

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Alexander Salkind

2 Jun 1921 – 8 Mar 1997

Film Producer. Born in Poland to Russian-Jewish parents, he lived...

Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France

No grave photo

Germaine Tailleferre

19 Apr 1892 – 7 Nov 1983

Composer. The only woman of the motley group of French musicians...

Quincy-Voisins, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France