Casadesus, Robert

Casadesus, Robert

Casadesus, Robert, 1899-1972, French pianist and composer, b. Paris. Casadesus was born into a family remarkable for its numerous celebrated musicians. After study at the Paris Conservatory, he embarked in 1922 on a long and distinguished concert career. After 1940, Casadesus lived in the United States, where he taught and composed. He became director of the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau in 1945. Noted as a pianist of lyric sensitivity, he often appeared in concert with his wife, the pianist Gaby Casadesus. Their son, Jean Casadesus, 1927-72, was also a well-known concert pianist.
Robert-Guillaume Casadesus, known as Robert Casa (born January 23, 1878 in Paris, France; died May 30, 1940) was a French composer and singer. He was a member of a prominent French musical family, and best known today as the father of the famous classical pianist Robert Casadesus. He was the brother of Henri Casadesus and Marius Casadesus, and grandfather of Jean Casadesus. He composed several songs, instrumental pieces, and operettas, including La Ribaude and La Reine de l'Or.

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