Gabriel Urbain Fauré

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Born: 1845-1924
Nationality: French
Education/Training:
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
Notable Compositions:
Pavane; Requiem; Nocturnes for piano; "Après un rêve"; "Claire de lune"
Assignments:
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
Curious Facts:
Taught Maurice Ravel
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