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About Joseph Canteloube
Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (21 October 1879 - November 4, 1957) was a French composer. Canteloube was born in Annonay in the Ardèche, and died at Grigny in Essonne (a part of the Auvergne region.) He is best known for his collection of orchestrated folk songs from the Auvergne region, Chants d’Auvergne ("Songs of the Auvergne"). Canteloube himself believed that "les chants paysans s’élèvent bien souvent au niveau de l’art le plus pur, par le sentiment et l’expression, sinon par la forme" ("peasant songs often rise to the level of purest art in terms of feeling and expression..