18th July 1830
31st May 1909
Marie-Auguste Massacrié-Durand was a French organist, publisher, and composer of classical music.
Durand studied at Paris Conservatoire with Cesar Franck and Camille Saint-Saëns. He started as an organist in 1849 in Saint-Ambroise, then at St. Genevieve, St. Roch and St. Vincent de Paul (1862-1874). During this time he begins to compose popular music, including sa chaconne and sa valse pour piano (waltz for piano).