Normandy-born André Caplet (1878-1925) saw his life cut short by pleurisy, perhaps exacerbated by being gassed during World War One. He worked with Ravel and Debussy, the latter of whom entrusted him with the completion and initial conducting of Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien. Caplet produced a number of quality works, perhaps his finest being the triptych Le Mystère de Jésus.
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André Caplet (1879-1925)
Song cycles and individual songs from recmusic. Many have French texts; some include English translations.
André Caplet: Le Mystère de Jésus
CD review from June 2000 Music on the Web with details of his brief life and untimely death. Compares French and English religious music of the period.
Caplet, Andre (1878 - 1925)
Brief biographical sketch and Naxos discography.
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