Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 23 August 2019

Rosenthal, Manuel (Emmanuel)locked

  • Marcel Marnat



(b Paris, June 18, 1904; d Paris, June 5, 2003). French composer and conductor. He studied solfège with Mme Marcou and the violin with Jules Boucherit at the Paris Conservatoire (1918–23) while gaining practical musical experience in cinemas and music halls. In 1924, his Sonatine for two violins and piano was played at the 100th concert of the Société Musicale Indépendante, sponsored by Ravel and Nadia Boulanger. Jean Huré, struck by his ‘dazzling melodic gifts’, undertook to give him a grounding in fugue and counterpoint, which was completed by Ravel (1926) and culminated in a Blumenthal bursary (1931). Until Ravel's death in 1937, Rosenthal was among his master's closest disciples, a privileged interpreter and confidant.

His output as a composer is extensive and highly contrasted. Rejecting the compartmentalized aesthetics of French music in the interwar period, Rosenthal put his individual language to work in almost every musical genre, including opera, operetta, ballet, chamber music and the ...

Access to the complete content on Grove Music Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.