He became the subject of attacks — both in his last years and posthumously — over his pro-German sympathies during the 1930s and over his willingness to work for the Vichy regime later on (as indeed other eminent French musicians did notably Alfred Cortot and Joseph Canteloube). Biography
A Lorrainer born in Meurthe-et-Moselle Schmitt originally took music lessons in Nancy with the local composer Gustave Sandré. Works
Schmitt wrote 138 works with opus numbers.