François Rauber

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François Rauber (19 January 1933 – 14 December 2003) was a French pianist, composer, arranger and conductor known for his works with chansonnier Jacques Brel. He served as the music director for the 1975 film Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.

Rauber was born in Neufchâteau, Vosges and studied music at the Nancy Conservatoire and the Conservatoire de Paris.[1]

Rauber is also the composer of the Napoleonic March in the Colonel Chabert French movie by Yves Angelo.

In 1979 Rauber was awarded the Grand Prize for Light Symphonic Music.[2] During the 1980s and early 1990s, he worked extensively with Portuguese singer-songwriter Fernando Tordo and served as arranger and conductor in some of his records. In 2003, he was awarded the Chanson Française Grand Prize.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Chanson Française Grand Prize: François RAUBER". Grand prix awards. Sacem. Retrieved 12 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Rauber François". Editions Bim and The Brass Press. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2009.

External links[edit]

François Rauber on IMDb

Preceded by
United Kingdom Ronnie Hazlehurst
Eurovision Song Contest conductor
Succeeded by
Israel Izhak Graziani