- Christiane Spieth-Weissenbacher
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(b Paris, March 24, 1910; d Montpellier, Jan 21, 1999). French composer, musicologist and theoretician. He came from a musical family and studied composition with Boulanger (1925–7), Delvincourt (1933–5) and Büsser (at the Conservatoire, 1933–5), conducting with Mengelberg (1935–6) and Monteux (1936–7) and musicology with Pirro (1930–36), Rokseth (1933–7) and Smijers (1935–6). He also attended G. Cohen's course on the history of medieval French literature at the Sorbonne (1932–6), and in 1952 obtained the doctorat d'Etat with two dissertations, one on the musical school of St Martial at Limoges to the end of the 11th century and the other on Gautier de Coinci's chansons. The range of Chailley's studies was reflected in the diversity of his career. He taught at the Lycée Pasteur (1936–7) and served as general secretary (...