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Bertin, Louise(-Angélique)locked

  • Hugh Macdonald

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(b Les Roches, Jan 15, 1805; d Paris, April 26, 1877). French composer. She was the daughter of Louis Bertin and sister of Armand Bertin, successive proprietors and editors of the influential Journal des débats. She was brought up in an artistic and literary milieu, and her energies were channelled into painting and poetry as well as music. She had singing lessons from Fétis, who directed a private performance in ...

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