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Messager, André (Charles Prosper)locked

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(b Montluçon, Dec 30, 1853; d Paris, Feb 24, 1929). French composer. Following his formal musical education at the Ecole Niedermeyer, and lessons with Saint-Saëns, he succeeded Fauré as organiste de choeur at St Sulpice before beginning a career as a stage composer at the Folies-Bergère in the late 1870s. He had by this time already composed a symphony, been awarded a prize by the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique in ...

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