Studied with Camille Saint-Saëns at the École de Musique Classique et Religieuse in Paris
Best Known For:
Being one of the most noteworthy composers of his generation; Being one of the foremost figures in French art song
Pavane; Requiem; Nocturnes for piano; "Après un rêve"; "Claire de lune"
Was a founding member of the Société Nationale de Musique, and became secretary of the society in 1874; Became a professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire in 1896 and the director in 1905
Taught Maurice Ravel