Henri Collet

born on 5/11/1885 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

died on 23/11/1951 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

Henri Collet

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Henri Collet (French pronunciation: [kl]; November 5, 1885 November 23, 1951) was a French composer and music critic who lived in Paris. Today his music is seldom performed and he is best remembered for his 1920 article in Comoedia in which he coined the term Groupe des six to designate a young group of musicians at the Conservatoire de Paris which included Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud.

Selected works


  • Le Cabaret espagnol, Ballet (1918)
  • Godefroy, Bouffonnerie musicale in 1 act, Op.81
  • Clavelitos (Danses gitanes), Ballet, Op.87 (1928)
  • Cervantes à Alger, Opera (1930)
  • Los toreros (The Bullfighters), Ballet-pantomime in 1 act, 7 scenes (1932)
  • La Chèvre d'or, Lyrical Comedy (Opera) (1936)
  • El alcalde de Zalamea, Opera (1946)


  • Burgos, Poème for violin and orchestra, Op.30 (1912)
  • Rapsodie Castillane for viola and orchestra (1923)
  • Symphonie de l'Alhambra (Alhambra Symphony) (1947)
  • Concerto flamenco No.1 for piano and orchestra (1946)
  • Concerto flamenco No.2 for violin and orchestra (1947)


  • Musique espagnole for violin and piano
  • Primavera, Berceuse for violin and piano (1921)
  • Sonate Castillane for violin and piano (1921)
  • Trio Castillan for violin, cello and piano (1925)
  • Castellanas, Suite Espaganole for string quartet and piano, Op.32
  • Briviesca, Poem for guitar, Op.67


  • El escorial, Poème symphonique, Op.22
  • Chants de Castille, Series I (1920)
  • Chants de Castille, Series II, Op.42 (1922)
  • Danzas castellanas, Op.75 (1925)
  • Alma española, Dance Music from Spain, Opp.111185


  • Cinq poèmes de Francis Jammes, Opp.1721 (1920)
  • Quatre paysages for voice and piano, Opp.5659
  • Siete canciones populares de Burgos, Op.80

See also

  • Les Six


  • Jacinthe Harbec, Nicole Paiement. Catalogue des oeuvres de Henri Collet. Montréal: Éditions St-Martin, 1998. ISBN 2-89035-312-5.

External links

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