Paul Dukas

1865 - 1935

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Paul Abraham Dukas (French: [dykɑ(ː)s] or [dyka]; 1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man of retiring personality, he was intensely self-critical, having abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best-known work is the orchestral piece The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), the fame of which has eclipsed that of his other surviving works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Dukas has received more than 430,937 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Dukas is the 144th most popular composer (down from 130th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from France (down from 575th in 2019) and the 25th most popular French Composer.

Paul Dukas is most famous for his orchestral work "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" which was based on a poem by Goethe.

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Among composers, Paul Dukas ranks 144 out of 1,451Before him are Anton Rubinstein, Marin Marais, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Édouard Lalo, George Enescu, and Jacob Obrecht. After him are Kurt Weill, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, John Barry, Darius Milhaud, Ottorino Respighi, and Adrian Willaert.

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Among people born in 1865, Paul Dukas ranks 18Before him are W. B. Yeats, Carl Nielsen, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Sven Hedin, Andranik, and Philipp Scheidemann. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Alfred Hugenberg, Benjamin Guggenheim, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Félix Vallotton, and Amélie of Orléans. Among people deceased in 1935, Paul Dukas ranks 20Before him are Carlos Gardel, Auguste Escoffier, Victor Grignard, Charles Richet, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, and Henri Barbusse. After him are Hugo de Vries, Henri Pirenne, Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Mihajlo Pupin, and Max Liebermann.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Dukas ranks 680 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Jaurès (1859), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), and Paul Broca (1824). After him are Vincent Auriol (1884), Louis Néel (1904), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), and Nicole Oresme (1323).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Paul Dukas ranks 25Before him are Arthur Honegger (1892), Daniel Auber (1782), Maurice Jarre (1924), Pérotin (1160), Marin Marais (1656), and Édouard Lalo (1823). After him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Darius Milhaud (1892), Pierre Boulez (1925), Michel Legrand (1932), Léonin (1135), and Francis Lai (1932).