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Paul Paray
Paul Marie-Adolphe Charles Paray (French: [pɔl paʁɛ]) (24 May 1886 – 10 October 1979) was a French conductor, organist and composer. He is best remembered in the United States for being the resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for more than a decade. Paul Paray was born in Le Tréport, Normandy, in 1886. His father, Auguste, was a sculptor and organist at St. Jacques church, and leader of an amateur musical society. He put young Paray in the society's orchestra as a drummer. Later, Paray went to Rouen to study music with the abbots Bourgeois and Bourdon, and organ with Haelling. This prepared him to enter the Paris Conservatoire. In 1911, Paray won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome for his cantata Yanitza.
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Born: 1886, Le Tréport
Died: 1979, Monte Carlo

Alternate Names: Paray, Paul, 1886-1979, Paray, Paul, Paray, Paul, 1886-, Paray, Paul, fl. 19--, Paul Marie-Adolphe Charles Paray
Occupation(s): organist, conductor, composer, Conductor