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Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924)

Gabriel Fauré was a French composer and musician who was born in 1845 in Pamiers, France. He is known for his beautiful and lyrical melodies, as well as his innovative use of harmony. Fauré was a master of the piano, and many of his compositions were written for the instrument.

Fauré began his musical career as a choirboy at the Église Saint-Sauveur in Rennes, France. He later studied at the Paris Conservatoire, where he received numerous awards and accolades for his compositions. In the late 1800s, Fauré became the director of the Paris Conservatoire, a position he held until the early 1900s.

Throughout his career, Fauré composed a variety of works including operas, symphonies, and chamber music. Some of his most well-known works include his Requiem, the Pavane, and the song cycle La Bonne Chanson. Fauré's music has been widely recognized as some of the most beautiful and enduring in classical music, and he remains a beloved figure in the world of classical music today.