Camille Chevillard

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Camille Chevillard (1859-1923). Collection of the Library of Congress.

Paul Alexandre Camille Chevillard (14 October 1859 – 30 May 1923) was a French composer and conductor.[1]


He was born in Paris. He conducted the Orchestre Lamoureux in the premieres of Claude Debussy's Nocturnes (1900 and 1901) and La mer (1905), and promoted the music of Albéric Magnard.[2] He was the son-in-law of the conductor Charles Lamoureux: in 1888 he married Lamoureux's daughter Marguerite.[3] He died in Chatou.

His pupils included Suzanne Chaigneau, Clotilde Coulombe, Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, Yvonne Hubert, Eugeniusz Morawski, and Robert Soetens.

Selected works[edit]

  • Ballade symphonique, Op. 6 (1889)
  • Le chène et le roseau (The Oak and the Reed), Symphonic Poem after the fable by Jean de La Fontaine, Op. 7 (published 1900)
  • Fantaisie symphonique, Op. 10
Chamber music
  • Piano Quintet in E minor, Op. 1 (1882)
  • Piano Trio, Op. 3 (1884)[4]
  • Quatre pièces (4 Pieces) for viola (or violin) and piano, Op. 4 (1887)
  • Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 8 (published 1894)
  • Quatre petites pièces (4 Little Pieces) for cello and piano, Op. 11 (1893)
  • Sonata in B major for cello and piano, Op. 15 (1896)
  • String Quartet in D major, Op. 16 (1897–98)
  • Allegro for horn and piano, Op. 18
  • Introduction et marche for viola and piano, Op. 22 (published 1905)
  • Thème et variations, Op. 5
  • Impromptu in D major, Op. 14
  • Zacharie (d'apres Michel-Ange), Op. 19
  • Étude chromatique
  • Attente for mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano, Op. 12


  1. ^ "Musicsack". Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a concert he gave with Magnard's 3rd symphony, 6 November 1904, was the first time the Orchestre Lamoureux had performed the work ( Archived 2014-02-02 at the Wayback Machine ) and one of the last times the symphony was performed in Magnard's lifetime (comment by Adrian Corleonis, .)
  3. ^ French Wikipedia article on Lamoureux. Marguerite is sometimes credited as Madame Camille Chevillard as translator into French of German song texts, e.g. Felix Weingartner's 3 Gedichte Op.17 published in 1894.
  4. ^ OCLC 495848509 and many other listings that concur.

External links[edit]

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Charles Lamoureux
Principal Conductors, Lamoureux Orchestra
Succeeded by
Paul Paray