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Franz Constant

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Franz Constant


Franz Constant (17 November 1910, Montignies-le-Tilleul, Belgium – 13 March 1996, Le Tignet, France) was a Belgian composer and pianist.

Constant studied at the Charleroi Academy of Music and at the Brussels Cons, with M. Maas, L. Jongen, Bourguignon, and Absil; he also studied with Tomasi in Paris. He became a concert pianist and formed a successful duo with his wife, Jeanne Pellaerts. In 1947 he was appointed to the faculty of the Brussels Cons. He was also director of the Music Academy of Auderghem.

As a composer, Constant blended the modalities of the classical Belgian School with coloristic harmonies. He was awarded numerous national and international composition prizes. His catalogue numbers 130 works.

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