Georges Caussade

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Georges Caussade (20 November 1873 - 5 August 1936) was a French composer, music theorist, and music educator. Born in Port Louis, Mauritius, he joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris in 1905 as a teacher of counterpoint. He began teaching fugue at the school as well in 1921; a position his wife, composer Simone Plé-Caussade, took over in 1928. Among his notable students are Jehan Alain, Georges Auric, Elsa Barraine, Lili Boulanger, Georges Dandelot, Claude Delvincourt, Georges Hugon, Jeanne Leleu, Eugène Lapierre, Gaston Litaize, Paul Pierné, Georges-Émile Tanguay, Henri Tomasi, Marcel Tournier, and Marios Varvoglis. In 1931 he published a book on the subject of harmony, Technique de l'harmonie. His most notable compositions are the operas Selgar et Moina and Légende de saint George.