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(1899 - 1983)

Georges Auric studied at the Conservatories of Montpellier and Paris and finally at the Schola Cantorum with Vincent d’Indy. In his early twenties he was member of the famous Groupe des Six. Auric’s talents are to be found predominantly in his music for the theatre and the screen. In addition to his ballets Les Matelots, Pastorale, Les Enchantements de La Fée Alcine, La Concurrence, Les Imaginaires, Le Peintre et son Modèle, Phédre (on a libretto by Cocteau), Chermin de Lumière, La Chambre and Euridice written for the ballet companies of Sergey Dyagilev, Ida Rubinstein and David Lichine, his incidental scores and his opera Sous le masque, Auric’s credits as a composer can be found on some forty French, forty American and fifteen British films. As a writer of both complete scores and of songs, Auric collaborated during almost half a century with such directors as Marc Allégret, Jean Delannoy, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Max Ophüls, William Wyler, John Houston and Otto Preminger. Among his best-known scores for British and American films are Passport to Pimlico (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Moulin Rouge (1953), Bonjour Tristesse (1957), The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1957) and The Innocents (1961). Above all, however, Auric is to be remembered for his unique collaborations with Jean Cocteau, including six films that were directed by Cocteau himself (Le Sang d’un Poéte, La Belle et la Bête, Les Parents Terribles, L’Aigle à deux Têtes, Orphée and Le Testament d’Orphée) and three directed by others, but with Cocteau as a scriptwriter (L’Eternel Retour, Ruy Blas and Thomas l’Imposteur).

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Chamber Music
AURIC, G.: Phedre / Le peintre et son modele (Luxembourg Philharmonic, Tamayo) Timpani
Ballet, Orchestral
AURIC, G.: Vocal Music (Beaufort, Defontaine) Timpani
AURIC: Belle et la Bete (La) (Beauty and the Beast) Naxos
Film and TV Music
AURIC: La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast) Marco Polo
Film and TV Music
AURIC: Lola Montez / Notre-Dame de Paris / Farandole Marco Polo
Film and TV Music, Orchestral
AURIC: Orphee / Ruy Blas / Thomas I'imposteur Marco Polo
Orchestral, Film and TV Music, Orchestral
AURIC: Symphonie Pastorale (La) / Macao, L'Enfer du jeu Marco Polo
Film and TV Music
Film Music: The Third Man and Other Classic Film Themes (1949-1958) Naxos Nostalgia
SIX (Les): Maries de la Tour Eiffel (Les) Marco Polo
Chamber Music
Vocal Recital: Ricci, Celine - SAUGUET, H. / MILHAUD, D. / SATIE, E. / POULENC, F. / AURIC, G. (Cirque) Dorian Sono Luminus
Role: Non-Classical Composer 
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