Georges Auric

French Born 15 Feb 1899 Died 00 1983

French composer, born in Lodève, who was a member of the group of modernist composers known as Les Six (along with Honegger, Poulenc, Tailleferre, Durey and Milhaud) who revolted against the influence of established French composers such as Claude Debussy.

His first work to gain critical acclaim was the comedy ballet "The Bores".

He composed scores for several films by the French poet Jean Cocteau, including Blood of a Poet (1930), Beauty and the Beast (1935), and Orpheus (1949).

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