JEAN RIVIER (1896 - 1987)
The French composer Jean Rivier’s career and health were affected by the First World War. In later years he taught composition at the Paris Conservatoire, alternating with and then replacing Darius Milhaud on the latter’s death.
Orchestral and Chamber Music
Rivier’s orchestral compositions include eight symphonies and concertos for a variety of instruments, including his 1954 Concerto for alto saxophone, trumpet and strings. Other works for saxophone include a Saxophone Quartet.