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Rochefort, Jean-Baptistelocked

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(b Paris, June 24, 1746; d Paris, 1819). French composer and conductor. He was a choirboy at Notre Dame in Paris. In 1775 he joined the orchestra of the Paris Opéra as a double bass player, but left in 1780 to take charge of the French opera at the Landgrave of Hesse’s court in Kassel. In ...

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Paris, Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra
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