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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
conference.

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

Ed Lacy
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