Charles Chaynes, French composer, Died at 90


Charles Chaynes was born on July 11, 1925, and died on June 24, 2016.

He was a French composer.

Charles Chaynes studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Darius Milhaud and Jean Rivier.

During 1951, Chaynes won the Prix de Rome with the cantata Et l’homme se vit les portes rouvrir.

While he stayed at the Villa Medici in Rome, Charles wrote the First Concerto for String Orchestra and the Ode for a Tragic Death.

During 1956, Charles became a producer at the Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF).

Charles Chaynes succeeded Marius Constant as head of the channel France Musique, in 1964. From 1975 to 1990 he headed the service de la création musicale at Radio France.

Also with several operas, one symphony and chamber works Chaynes composed numerous concertos, etc. for trumpet, violin, piano and organ, and two orchestral concerts.

During 1966, Charles Chaynes composed a concerto for organ, string orchestra, timpani and percussion for the organist Marie-Claire Alain. His Piano Concerto was premiered in 1967 by Yvonne Loriod.

Charles Chaynes passed away at 90 years old.