Georges Caussade

Georges Caussade (20 November 1873 – 5 August 1936) was a French composer, music theorist, and music educator. Born in Port Louis, Mauritius, he joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris in 1905 as a teacher of counterpoint. He began teaching fugue at the school as well in 1921; a position his wife, composer Simone Plé-Caussade, took over in 1928. Among his notable students are Jehan Alain, Georges Auric, Elsa Barraine, Lili Boulanger, Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Georges Dandelot, Claude Delvincourt, Georges Hugon, Jeanne Leleu, Eugène Lapierre, Gaston Litaize, Paul Pierné, Georges-Émile Tanguay, Henri Tomasi, Marcel Tournier, Germaine Tailleferre and Marios Varvoglis. See: List of music students by teacher: C to F#Georges Caussade. In 1931 he published a book on the subject of harmony, Technique de l'harmonie. His most notable compositions are the operas Selgar et Moina and Légende de Saint George.

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