Pierre Max Dubois

born on 1/3/1930 in Graulhet, Midi-Pyrénées, France

died on 29/8/1995 in Rocquencourt, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France

Pierre Max Dubois

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Pierre Max Dubois (1 March 1930 – 29 August 1995) was a French composer of classical music. He was a student of Darius Milhaud, and though not widely popular, was respected. He brought the ideas of Les Six, of which his instructor was a member, into the mid-1900s. This group called for a fresh artistic perspective on music. The music of Dubois is characteristically light hearted with interesting harmonic and melodic textures.[1]

He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1955. Most of his works are for woodwinds, especially for saxophone. His Quartet for Saxophones in F premiered in 1962. Another of his works is the 'Pieces characteristiques en forme de suite', written for Alto Saxophone with piano accompaniment.


  1. American Record Guide; May/Jun2005, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p105-106, 2p.
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