High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Georges Auric (15 February 1899 - 23 July 1983) was a French composer, born in Lodeve, Herault. He was a child prodigy and at age 15 he had his first compositions published. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Georges Caussade, and under the composer Vincent d'Indy at the Schola Cantorum. Before he turned 20 he had orchestrated and written incidental music for several ballets and stage productions.