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Grétry, André-Ernest-Modestelocked

  • M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet
  •  and David Charlton


(b Liège, 8 Feb 1741; d Montmorency, Seine-et-Oise, 24 Sept 1813). Liégeois, later French, composer of Walloon descent. He made decisive contributions to the scope and style of the 18th-century opéra comique, and to technical aspects such as musical ‘local colour’ and the design of overtures. His ...

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