The French composer Florent Schmitt was born at Blamont, Meurthe-et-Moselle, on 28 September 1870. He studied under Fauré and Massenet, eventually becoming a prolific composer of highly evocative music, including several operas. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 17 August 1958.
A selection of M&V articles about Florent Schmitt
Ensemble. Quite Stunning - The 2015 Three Choirs Festival, enjoyed by Roderic Dunnett