THÉODORE DUBOIS (1837 - 1924)
The French composer Thodore Dubois followed a conventional career winning
the Prix de Rome and serving as organist at major churches in Paris, while teaching
at the Conservatoire. He became director of the latter institution in succession
to Ambroise Thomas, but resigned in 1905 in the aftermath of the failure to
award Ravel the Prix de Rome. He was succeeded as director by Faur.
Dubois wrote music for the theatre and the church, for the concert and recital
hall. As an organist himself, he made a considerable contribution to organ repertoire
in the conservative style of which he was a master.