Joseph Morpain

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Joseph Morpain (1873 – 12 February 1961) was a French pianist and teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris and École Normale de Musique de Paris, whose prominent students included Clara Haskil and Monique Haas.

Career[edit]

He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Émile Decombes, a pupil of Frédéric Chopin. Reynaldo Hahn was one of his classmates.[1] He was also a student of Gabriel Fauré.[2]

His own pupils at the Conservatoire and the École Normale de Musique included Clara Haskil,[3] Monique Haas,[4] Lucien Wang,[5] Madeleine de Valmalète,[3] Raymond Trouard,[2] Carmen-Marie-Lucie Guilbert,[6] Pierre Maillard-Verger,[7] and Ramon Coll.[8]

He was acting Director of the École Normale de Musique from 1944.[9]

He published "Comment il faut jouer du piano", and "50 Chansons des Charentes et du Poitou" (1924).[10]

Reynaldo Hahn dedicated the first two of his Premières valses (1898) to Morpain.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynaldo Hahn.net; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  2. ^ a b jolyon.com; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  3. ^ a b Free Music Archive; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  4. ^ allmusic; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  5. ^ National University of Singapore: Lucien Wang; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  6. ^ Classics Online Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  7. ^ musimem.com; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  8. ^ simposimompou Archived 2013-08-27 at Archive.is; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  9. ^ Scholawoeks; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  10. ^ Pierre L. Horn ed., Handbook of French Popular Culture; Retrieved 27 August 2013
  11. ^ bnf: Reynaldo Hahn bnf; Retrieved 27 August 2013