Pierre Octave Ferroud

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Pierre Octave Ferroud (born January 6, 1900 in Chasselay ( Rhone ), † August 17, 1936 in Debreczin in Hungary ) was a French composer , concert promoter and music critic .

After studying chemistry and physics, he entered the Lyon Conservatory of Music as a student of Edouard Commette and Georges-Martin Witkowski . After his military service in Alsace, he met Guy Ropartz and Florent Schmitt . Ferroud then turned to organizing concerts to bring new contemporary works to the stage. Around 1920 he composed his first own works.

In 1923 he became a music critic for the Paris-Soir evening paper . In the brilliant Paris of the Roaring Twenties , he met the musicians of the Groupe des Six , Jean Cocteau , Francis Poulenc and Igor Stravinski and discovered works by Béla Bartók and Paul Hindemith on his travels .

Ferroud founded the “Société de Musique de Chambre Le Triton” in 1932, which played an important role in the dissemination of contemporary music and made known the works of foreign composers that were rarely performed in France.

He died in a car accident on a trip to Hungary at the age of 36.

Individual evidence

  1. Pierre-Octave Ferraud. In: Naxos. Retrieved April 13, 2020 .