- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (3,6,22,53)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
French musician, a pianist and composer noted for his concise style and skills as a pianist, a composer of great facility and consistent wit. He was heard in various ballet and film scores.
Francaix studied composition with Nadia Boulanger at the Paris Conservatoire. His fifth opera, "La Princesse de Clèves," exemplifies his qualities as a composer. His concertos include a Piano Concerto and a Two-Piano Concerto, a Violin Concertino and concertos for clarinet and for flute, as well as a number of other works making use of varied groups of solo instruments. Rarely heard in France, he was Germany’s most played composer during his lifetime.
Francaix married Blanche Yvon on 8/19/1937; three
children. He died of a brain tumor on 9/22/1997, Paris, age 85.