About author : ABBOTT Alain
Alain A. ABBOTT was born in 1938. he studied music at the Paris Conservatory in the Harmony, Fugue, Composition, and Teaching classes. In Olivier MESSIAEN's class, he obtained the Halphen Composition Prize, a Prize from the French Institut, and a GRAND PRIX DE ROME, all in the same year.
The catalogue of his works ( ~700 pieces ) includes pieces for Ondes Martenot, Percussion, Piano (THE WELL TEMPERED CLUSTER) Cello, Concert?Accordion (27 Preludes,4 Concertos with string orchestra) Double Bass, Saxophone quartet, Symphony orchestra, Harpsichord (Concerto to the Memory of Manuel de FALLA), and a opera CLOWN 'S AFFAIRS performed for televised broadcast in 1983, as well as pedagogical works. Alain A. ABBOTT is also AGREGE OF THE UNIVERSITY.