Desenclos, Alfred

1912 —

ALFRED DESENCLOS was born in Pas-de-Calais in 1912. He won the Paris Conservatory's prestigious Prix de Rome in 1942, and in 1943 became the director for the conservatory in Roubaix. He produced a wealth of piano music, songs, chamber music, a symphony, a requiem and film music. Most of his writing fits into the French tradition, which pays homage to esprit and elegance.