Duparc, Henri


French composer, whose songs are declared by Grove's Dictionary to be among the most perfect things of their kind produced by the modern French School. He was born in Paris and was educated at the Jesuit College of Vaugirard, studying music under Cesar Franck from 1872 to 1875. His symphonic poem, Lenore, has been heard in America and was performed, with great success, at the Concerts Populaire. It is considered a most important work. It received its first production in 1877 and was arranged for two pianos and for four hands on one piano by Saint-Saens and Cesar Franck. Since 1889, on account of illness, Duparc has composed little.