Le Borne, Fernand


Probably of Belgian origin, but received his musical education at the Paris Conservatory under Massenet, Saint-Satins and Cesar Franck. In Paris he has been critic for Le Monde artiste. His works for orchestra include Scenes de Ballet; Suite intime; Symphonic dramatique; a symphonicconcerto for piano, violin and orchestra; and others. His chamber-music includes a string quartet; a trio; and a violin sonata. For the church he has written a mass in A and some motets. His piano-pieces and songs, among them L'Amour de Myrto, and L'Amour trahi, have become very popular. His dramatic works include aphnis et Chloe; Hedda; Mudarra; incidental music for G. Mitchell's  L'Absent; and Les Girondins. A three-act opera, Le Maitre, has not been performed. Le Borne obtained the Chartier prize of the Institut, in 1901,. for his chamber-music.