Following the resignation Gabriel Fauré in 1922, Rabaud was his successor as director of the Paris Conservatory where he remained until 1941. He was conductor, and director the Paris Opéra orchestra for ten years. Compositions Rabaud's cantata, Daphné, won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome in 1894. Rabaud's comic opera Mâruf, savetier du Caire combines the Wagnerian and the exotic. He wrote other operas, including L’appel de la mer based on Synge’s Riders to the Sea, as well as incidental music and film scores, such as the 1925 score for Joueur d'échecs (Chess-Player).
These have been largely forgotten. Orchestral music by Rabaud includes a Divertissement on Russian songs and Eglogue, a Virgilian poem for orchestra, as well as the symphonic poem, La procession nocturne his best known orchestral work, still occasionally revived and recorded. He also wrote music for chorus and orchestra and two symphonies. His chamber music includes several works for cello and piano as well as a Solo de concours for clarinet and piano — a virtuosic competition piece written for the graduation and solo competition for the Paris Conservatory in 1901. Conservative as a composer, he was known for his mantra, “modernism is the enemy.”  Selected list of works * Procession nocturne, 'Symphonic poem after Nicolas Lenau", 1899 * Divertissement sur des chansons russes, 1899 * Job, oratorio, 1900 * La fille de Roland, opera, 1904 * Mârouf, savetier du Caire, opera, 1914 * L’appel de la mer, opera, 1924 (based on Riders to the sea by John Millington Synge) * Rolande et le mauvais garçon, 1934 * Prélude et Toccata for piano and orchestra * Eglogue * Solo de Concours pour Clarinet et Piano Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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