Louis-Noël Belaubre 1932-2017
Louis-Noël Belaubre 1932-2017

     Born in 1932 in Languedoc, Louis-Noel Belaubre was a student of Lazare-Lévy for piano and of Tony Aubin for composition at the Paris Conservatory of Music.
     As a pianist, he won awards at the International Piano Competition Viotto of Munich, and worked as a soloist for the ORTF and German radios.
     As a composer, he received the 'Prince Rainier III of Monaco Prize' for his 3rd Sonata for Piano, the prize of Ballet of the city of Geneva for his "Ballet School of Pickpockets", the prize of the town of Stroud (England) for the "Tomb of Louisa Paulin". In 1979 he was awarded an Achievement prize for his works for piano by the Foundation of France.
     He taught piano and composition and was a founding Director of two conservatories. His catalog of works to date contains 108 opus numbers, including many works for piano (15 sonatas, "The Poetics of the Piano" (6 volumes), short compositions, inventions, variations), chamber music with or without piano, singing a cappella or accompanied by piano, compositions for guitar, harpsichord, organ. Works for orchestra include 2 symphonies, 4 concertante symphonies, 5 concertos, cantatas, a ballet, an opera. He is an author of several educational works and the "Three Essays on the Musical Invention".
     Although categorized by Marc Honegger (Bordas Dictionary of Music) as belonging to the French School, Louis-Noel Belaubre relates much more, by his independence, to the tradition of composers of all nations (Bartok, Britten, Martinu, Bernstein, Frank-Martin), who have continuously renewed the musical language with fundamentally classical qualities. He was able to give a personal response to the problems posed by the evolution of music in the 20th century, advocating from the 1950s abandonment of speculative theories in favor of intrinsic expressiveness of a personal musical language.



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