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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000080.txt from 1996/04

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <el2@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Francaix
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 15:59:07 -0500

On Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Lisa Gartrell Yeo wrote:

> I was wondering if Jean Francaix is still alive? I am writing programme
> notes for a recital, and have been unable to ascertain this. If so, he
> is well over 80!

He was alive as of last September, as the International Double Reed
Society had commissioned him to write a trio for oboe, bassoon, and
piano. The work was premiered at the IDRS conference in Rotterdam,
Netherlands. Francaix was unable to attend due to some last minute
conflict, but sent a letter to the IDRS which was read at the

BTW, that work will receive its American Premiere in Tallahassee, FL this
June at the 1996 IDRS conference.

Ed Lacy
Dr. Edwin Lacy University of Evansville
Professor of Music 1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722 (812)479-2754

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