- Schola Cantorum
:"This article is about the Parisian musical institute. For other organizations called Schola Cantorum, see
Schola Cantorum (disambiguation).
La Schola Cantorum is a private music school in
Paris. It was founded in 1894by Charles Bordes, Alexandre Guilmantand Vincent d'Indyas a counterbalance to the Paris Conservatoire's emphasis on opera. Its alumni include many significant figures in 20th century music.
In the later half of the 19th century, the Paris Conservatoire's curriculum was dominated by opera, such that "vocalist" had become synonymous with "opera singer", and "
composer" with "operatic composer". Composers who wrote primarily instrumental music, such as D'Indy's teacher César Franck, found it difficult to gain full acceptance into the Parisian musical establishment.
La Schola was founded in 1894 and opened on 15 October 1896 as a counterbalance to the Conservatoire.
Alexandre Guilmant, an organistat the Conservatoire, was the director of the Schola before D'Indy took over. D'Indy set the curriculum and built the early foundations for the Schola's success. The school's program initiated a revival of interest in Gregorian chantand the music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Since 1900 it has been located in a converted convent in the " Quartier Latin".
Ahmed Adnan Saygun
* [http://www.schola-cantorum.com Schola Cantorum website]
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