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Auguste Descarries

Auguste Descarries studied piano with Arthur Letondal, Alfred La Liberté and Jean Dansereau and harmony with Rodolphe Mathieu in Montreal, and at 11 began playing the organ in the Gesù Church. After studying law, he decided on a musical career and succeeded Alexis Contant as organist of St-Jean-Baptiste Church.

In 1921 Descarries won the Prix d’Europe for piano and departed for Paris, where he was to remain for the ensuing eight years. In 1923, assisted ...

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