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HALPHEN, FERNAND:

French composer; born at Paris Feb. 18, 1872; pupil of J. Massenet, G. Fauré, and André Gedalge. In 1895 he won the first "accessit" for fugue at the Conservatoire, and in 1896 the second "Grand Prix de Rome" for his cantata "Mélusine." His chief works are: a Sicilian, a suite for orchestra, 1896; a symphony, Monte Carlo, 1897; a sonata for piano and violin, 1899; "Le Cor Fleuri," lyric opera in one act, based on the play by the late Ephraim Micaël. He has also composed several songs, and pieces for the piano, violin, horn, etc.

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