Robert Dussaut

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Robert Dussaut (born September 19, 1896 in Paris , † October 23, 1969 there ) was a French composer and music theorist .

Dussaut studied at the Paris Conservatory and in 1924 won first prize at the Prix ​​de Rome with the cantata Les Amants de Vérone . After the stay in the Villa Medici in Rome associated with the award , he devoted himself to teaching. From 1936 he led a class for solfège at the Conservatoire de Paris .

Dussaut composed stage works, orchestral, chamber and choral music. He also wrote several works on music theory. He was married to the composer Hélène Covatti . Her daughter Thérèse Dussaut became known as a pianist.


  • La Fontaine de Pristina , opera
  • Altanina , opera based on a piece by Jacques Audiberti , premiered in 1969
  • Manette Lescaut , comic opera based on Michel Carré
  • La conversion de Némania , opera based on its own libretto
  • L'ultime traversée , verse drama with music
  • Symphony n ° 1 for string instruments
  • Symphony n ° 2 ("Symphonie chorégraphique") for large orchestra
  • Quod advenit , ballet
  • Rapsodie serb for large orchestra and choir ad libitum
  • Psaume slave for choir and orchestra
  • Ardor for orchestra
  • Contemplation for orchestra
  • String quartet
  • Piano quintet
  • Suite brève for violin and piano


  • Proposition de quelques reformes en théorie acoustico-musicale
  • Clartés on the bases scientifiques de la musique