|CHAMBER MUSIC : Three String Quartets.|
|ORCHESTRA : Twelve symphonies; The Silence; Alastor; A Tale; Sinfonietta.|
|Compositions for piano; songs, etc.|
About Nikolai Miaskovsky:
Sabaneyev Leonid. Modern Russian Composers; Saminsky Lazare. Music of Our Day.
GEORGES MIGOT was born in Paris on February 27, 1891. His father was a physician and young Georges' earliest ambition was to enter his father's profession. Music was an interesting interlude in a life which consisted of serious study of science, Latin and philosophy at the University. When it became reasonably clear in Georges' mind that he preferred music to medicine, he encountered no opposition at home, and was permitted to follow his musical studies without interference. The elements of harmony and counterpoint mastered under the instruction of J. Bouval and J. B. Ganaye, Migot was able to enter the Paris Conservatory in 1913 as a pupil of Vincent D'Indy and Widor. It was during his Conservatory days that he became fascinated with the history of French music, his study convincing him that French music preceded the music of all other nations. He has been a fiery chauvinist ever since, believing firmly in the greatness of French music and a passionate admirer of all French composers.
The War called Migot to the front, and on August 24, 1914 he was wounded so severely at Longuyon that all hope of saving his life was abandoned. For a long while, Migot's life hung on a tenuous thread, then when the physicians announced that he would live they had to confess that he would remain paralytic for the remainder of his life. Fortunately, something of a miracle took place. After a year of complete paralysis, Migot discovered, one blessed morn-