The French composer Florent Schmitt was born at Blamont, Meurthe-et-Moselle, on 28 September 1870. He studied under Fauré and Massenet, eventually becoming a prolific composer of highly evocative music, including several operas. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 17 August 1958.
CD Spotlight. Saying Goodbye - Music in response to Debussy's early death, reviewed by Geoff Pearce. 'The performances are great all round, and this is a useful addition to anyone's collection.'
CD Spotlight. An Individualistic Voice - Music by French composer Florent Schmitt, recommended by Geoff Pearce. 'The orchestra and soloists are very fine, and the atmospheric nature of the music is beautifully captured.'
Ensemble. Quite Stunning - The 2015 Three Choirs Festival, enjoyed by Roderic Dunnett