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Pierre Villette (Composer)

Born: 7th February 1926, Duclair, Normandy, France

Died: 6th March 1998, Aix-en-Provence, France

Nationality: French

Pierre Villette was a French composer of choral and instrumental music.

Villette was born into a musical family in 1926 at Duclair, Normandy. He studied with Maurice Duruflé before attending the Paris Conservatoire. Pierre Boulez was a fellow student but their careers followed very different paths. In 1957, Villette was appointed director of the Conservatoire in Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region. He was dogged by ill health and had a lung removed while still in his twenties.

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