French composer Pierre Louis Marie Hasquenoph was born in Pantin on 20 October 1922. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Darius Milhaud and Jean Rivier.
Hasquenoph earned his living by working for French radio, first as a director, then as head of two departments - the RTF symphonic service and the ORTF lyrical service, then as director of the Radio France chamber music service.
As a composer his output includes four symphonies and other orchestral music, the comic opera Lucrèce de Padoue, a fairy opera As You Like It after Shakespeare, and chamber music, music for brass and for piano.
Pierre Hasquenoph died in Nanterre on 31 March 1982.