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Charpentier, Gustave (opera)locked

  • Richard Langham Smith

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(b Dieuze, Lorraine, June 25, 1860; d Paris, Feb 18, 1956). French composer . The son of a baker with an amateur interest in music, he moved with his family to Tourcoing, near the Belgian border, in 1870 to escape the advance of the Prussian army. Aided by a rich patron there, he studied the violin at the Lille Conservatoire, winning a ...

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