Paul Dukas

1865 - 1935

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Paul Abraham Dukas (French: [dykas]; 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 321,197 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Paul Dukas is the 134th most popular composer (up from 147th in 2019), the 558th most popular biography from France (up from 649th in 2019) and the 24th 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 134 out of 1,228Before him are Girolamo Frescobaldi, Carl Nielsen, Max Bruch, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Auber, and Maurice Jarre. After him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, Iannis Xenakis, and Henry Mancini.

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Among people born in 1865, Paul Dukas ranks 12Before him are Ferdinand I of Romania, W. B. Yeats, Archduke Otto of Austria, Alexander Glazunov, Warren G. Harding, and Carl Nielsen. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Arthur Harden, Sven Hedin, Suzanne Valadon, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, and Philipp Scheidemann. Among people deceased in 1935, Paul Dukas ranks 17Before him are Astrid of Sweden, Auguste Escoffier, André Citroën, Carlos Gardel, Charles Richet, and Henri Barbusse. After him are Victor Grignard, Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Max Liebermann, Henri Pirenne, and Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Dukas ranks 558 out of 5,234Before him are Suger (1080), Carloman I (751), Alain Resnais (1922), Karl Brandt (1904), Luc Besson (1959), and Maurice Jarre (1924). After him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Jules Michelet (1798), Joseph Joffre (1852), and Pauline Bonaparte (1780).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Paul Dukas ranks 24Before him are Francis Poulenc (1899), Arthur Honegger (1892), Pérotin (1160), Pierre Boulez (1925), Daniel Auber (1782), and Maurice Jarre (1924). After him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Darius Milhaud (1892), Léonin (1135), Michel Legrand (1932), Marin Marais (1656), and Édouard Lalo (1823).