Mathias, Georges Amedee Saint Clair



French teacher and composer; born in Paris, where he studied under Bazin, Barbereau, Halevy, Savard, at the Paris Conservatory, and took composition of Kalkbrenner, and piano of Chopin. He was given the cross of the Legion of Honor in 1872. He wrote overtures to Hamlet and Mazeppa; five morceaux symphoniques for piano and strings; two piano concertos; six piano trios; a symphony; CEuvres choisis pour le piano; tudes de Genre; fitudes de style et de mecanisme; a collection of two and four-hand piano-pieces, and the preface to Daily Exercises from Chopin's works.