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Paul Dukas

1865 - 1935

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Paul Abraham Dukas (French: [dykas] or French: [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 385,808 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Paul Dukas is the 130th most popular composer (up from 134th in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from France (down from 557th in 2019) and the 21st 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 130 out of 1,216Before him are Domenico Cimarosa, Pérotin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carl Nielsen, and Johannes Ockeghem. After him are Heitor Villa-Lobos, Maurice Jarre, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Iannis Xenakis, César Cui, and Emmerich Kálmán.

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Among people born in 1865, Paul Dukas ranks 12Before him are Ferdinand I of Romania, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, W. B. Yeats, Alexander Glazunov, and Carl Nielsen. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Sven Hedin, Suzanne Valadon, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Philipp Scheidemann, and Andranik. Among people deceased in 1935, Paul Dukas ranks 17Before him are Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, Auguste Escoffier, Charles Richet, Carlos Gardel, and Victor Grignard. After him are Henri Barbusse, Jane Addams, Hugo de Vries, Hugo Junkers, John Macleod, and Komitas.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Dukas ranks 575 out of 6,011Before him are Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Peter the Hermit (1050), Syagrius (430), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), François Arago (1786), and Gustave Caillebotte (1848). After him are Roger I of Sicily (1031), Gaston Leroux (1868), Alaric II (458), Alfred de Musset (1810), Pierre Richard (1934), and René Lacoste (1904).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Paul Dukas ranks 21Before him are Léo Delibes (1836), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Francis Poulenc (1899), Adolphe Adam (1803), Arthur Honegger (1892), and Pérotin (1160). After him are Maurice Jarre (1924), Pierre Boulez (1925), Michel Legrand (1932), Léonin (1135), Daniel Auber (1782), and Darius Milhaud (1892).