- Ralph P. Locke
- , revised by Hugh Macdonald
(b Cadenet, Vaucluse, April 13, 1810; d Saint Germain-en-Laye, Aug 29, 1876). French composer. His predilection for oriental subjects, reflected particularly well in Le désert and Lalla-Roukh, influenced generations of later French composers.
David’s mother died soon after he was born and at the age of five he also lost his father, a capable amateur violinist. Garnier, first oboist at the Paris Opéra, recommended the development of his musical talents, and in ...