Paris, Île-de-France, France (1924 – 2004)
Claude Ballif (May 22, 1924 in Paris - July 24, 2004 in Poissons) was a French composer.
His music is known as a combination of tonality (in the sense of Bartok, for instance) and serialism - a system that he named metatonality.
Claude Ballif was a committed pedagogue who taught composition and analysis at the Paris Conservatoire from 1971 to 1990. Following this, he taught the same subjects at the Sevran conservatory.
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