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, France. He led 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 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 ( ) 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