(Nice, 11 avril 1905 - Nice, 1er juin 1966)
Piano player, cellist, poet, songwriter and composer, and music publisher.
|Georges Delrieu, ca 1960.|
The brothers Delrieu, natives of Tarn-et-Garonne in south-west France bought Mélomanes, a struggling publisher, in Nice in 1898. Like Paul Decourcelle (founded 1882) they benefitted from being at the heart of the entertainment world on the French Riviera during the boom years in the early 20th century. Georges Delrieu managed the firm from 1936 to 1966, and secured Maurice Gendron and Paul Tortelier as editors for the cello collection. Succeeding his father, Gérard Delrieu managed the firm up to 1998. Since 1998 Pierre Lemoine has been the manager. Recently the firm was bought by Éditions Henry Lemoine of Paris.
Georges Delrieu was a collector of local folk music. He published the Anthologie de la chanson niçoise, containing 232 tunes, songs, counting rhymes, dances, poems...
Georges Delrieu also published using the pseudonym Ludovic Badat.
Authority control ISNI 0000 0000 5491 3033, VIAF 64 430 397
List of songs composed or written by Georges Delrieu
1. Batre la sirigauda, to stamp one’s feet (to keep warm), i.e. to shiver.
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