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He was born in Chasselay, Rhône, near Lyon. He went to Lyon, to Strasbourg (for military service from 1920-2) where he studied with Guy Ropartz, and again to Lyon where he was for a time an associate and "disciple" of Florent Schmitt, and a pupil of Georges Martin Witkowski. He then travelled to Paris in 1923, where he later founded with Henry Barraud, Jean Rivier and Emmanuel Bondeville the chamber ensemble Triton in 1932.
In a letter to Boris Asafiev, Sergei Prokofiev described his encounter with Ferroud, praised the Symphony in A and suggested that Asafiev might have a look at it. Ferroud's opera, he reported, impressed him much less.
He wrote a biographical work about his mentor Florent Schmitt (who he was, nevertheless, to pre-decease - Schmitt died 31 years after Autour de Florent Schmitt was published, in 1958.)
Ferroud was a regular contributor of musical reviews and essays to the journal Paris-Soir.
Primary works 
- Andante cordial (1919/26)
- Types (Vieux Beau - Bourgeoise de qualité - Businessman)(1922-1924) (recorded by Emmanuel Krivine and the Orchestre National de Lyon)
- Foules (1922-1924) (recorded by Krivine)
- Sérénade (piano and orchestra) (1927)
- Chirugie 1927 (opéra comique)
- Jeunesse (1929-1933) (ballet in two scenes)
- Chansons de Fous
- Sonnerie pour le Hérault (1935)
- Le Porcher (1924) (ballet)
- March for L'éventail de Jeanne (collaborative work by Auric, Ferroud and others) (1927) (ballet)
- Monte-Carlo (1928)
- Sérénade pour orchestre (1927) (Berceuse; Pavane; Spiritual)
- Symphonie en la (1930) in three movements (recorded by Krivine)
- Chirurgie vers. orchestrale (1930)(recorded by Krivine)
- Trois pièces pour flûte seule (1920-1921)
- Spiritual (guitar) (1926) 
- Sonate pour violon et piano (1929)
- Sonate pour violoncelle et piano (1930)
- Trio à vent en mi (1933)
- Quatuor à cordes (1932-1936)
- Sarabande (1920/1926)
- Au parc Monceau (1921-1925)
- Sarabande pour piano (1920)
- Sarabande pour orchestre (1920-1926)
- Sonatine en ut dièse (in C♯) (1928)
- Tables (1931)
- A contre-coeur (1922-1925)
- Cinq poèmes de P.J. Toulet (1927)
- Cinq poèmes de P. Valéry (1929)
- Trois chansons de J. Supervielle (1932)
- Trois poèmes intimes de Goethe (1932)
- K.S. (2003).
- "Larousse Entry for Ferroud" (in French). Retrieved 2008-12-02.[dead link]
- "Pierre-Octave Ferroud dans l'Encyclopédie Universalis" (in French). Retrieved 2008-12-02.
- Prokofiev; Robinson, Harlow, ed. (1998) Selected Letters of Sergei Prokofiev at Google Books. UPNE. page 126. ISBN 1-55553-347-7.
- Schmidt, Carl B. The Music of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): A Catalogue at Google Books. page 257.
- "Krivine Discography". Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- "Marco Polo Recording Description with Track Listing, includes Serenade for Orchestra and Symphony in A". 1998. OCLC 163139975. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- "Naxos Ferroud Biography". Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- K.S. (2003). "Pierre-Octave Ferroud (1900-1936)". Retrieved 2008-12-02.
- Ferroud, Pierre-Octave (1927). Autour de Florent Schmitt. Paris: A. Durand et Fils. OCLC 5634016.
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