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Bonis, Mélanie (Hélène) [Mel-Bonis ]locked

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(b Paris, Jan 21, 1858; d Sarcelles, Seine-et-Oise, March 18, 1937). French composer. She used the pseudonym Mel-Bonis. Born into a middle-class family, Bonis began piano lessons at an early age and made remarkable progress. A family friend, Professor Maury of the Paris Conservatoire, introduced her to César Franck in ...

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