Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)

Born into a family of industrialists of Alsatian origin, Chales Koechlin maintained a vital activity as music theorist and pedagogue alongside his compositional career. Though a passionate musician, Koechlin was first destined for a career as an engineer or even astronomer. A student at the École Monge and then the École polytechnique from 1887, he suffered from tuberculosis and had to interrupt his studies to recover his health in Algeria. It was at this moment that his destiny took a different turn. Even as he finished at the Polytechnique, he undertook deeper musical studies in the classes of Massenet and Fauré at the Conservatoire, where he made connections that decided his future. This double education no doubt explains in part the intense theoretical reflection alongside Koechlin’s compositional activity.

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firstnameCharles
lastnameKoechlin
birth year1867
death year1950
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