Paul Abraham Dukas
1865 – 1935
Dukas short biography
An important and influential French composer, pianist and teacher, Paul Dukas studied at the Paris Conservatoire. Dukas was twice the recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome: in 1886 for a counterpoint and fugue, and in 1888 for his cantata, Velleda. Dukas assumed a very prominent position as the music critic for 2 important papers, Revue Hebdomadaire and Gazette des Beaux-Arts, at the same time working as a professor of the Conservatoire. Dukas was very highly acclaimed and respected as a teacher. Dukas’s most famous composition, L'Apprenti Sorcier, has been recently incorporated by Walt Disney in Fantasia with Mickey Mouse as the wicked apprentice.
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