Georges Dandelot

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Georges Dandelot et the piano at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in 1925

Georges Édouard Dandelot (2 December 1895, in Paris – 17 August 1975, in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Charente-Maritime) was a French composer.


Dandelot's father was Alfred Dandelot, and his mother was the daughter of a piano maker. Dandelot studied at the Paris Conservatory under Émile Schwartz, Louis Diémer, Xavier Leroux, Jean Gallon, Georges Caussade, Charles-Marie Widor, Vincent D'Indy, Maurice Emmanuel, Paul Dukas, and Albert Roussel. After serving in World War I, he began teaching piano in 1919 at the École Normale de Musique de Paris; from 1942 he taught harmony at the Paris Conservatory, and published treatises on solfege and harmony. Among his pupils were composers Paul Méfano, Michel Perrault, and Michel Philippot. See: List of music students by teacher: C to F#Georges Dandelot.

Selected compositions[edit]

Orchestral works[edit]

  • Pax, Oratorio for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra (1937)
  • Symphony in D minor (1941)
  • Concerto pour piano et orchestre (1934)
  • Concerto romantique pour violon et orchestre (1944)

Chamber music[edit]

  • String quartet
  • Trois valses à 2 pianos
  • Sonatine pour flûte et piano (1938)
  • Sonatine pour piano et violon (1946)
  • Sonatine pour trompette (1961)


  • Le Souper de famine
  • Le Jardin merveilleux
  • La Création (1948)


  • L'Ennemi, opera in 3 acts
  • Midas, opéra-comique bouffe in 3 acts (1948)
  • Apolline, operetta in 3 acts


  • Don Randel, The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard, 1996, p. 195.