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Gounod, Charles-François (opera)locked

  • Steven Huebner


(b Paris, June 17, 1818; d St Cloud, Oct 18, 1893). French composer, the leading figure in French opera during the third quarter of the 19th century.

The son of a painter and a pianist, Gounod showed an early artistic talent, for the visual arts and letters as well as music. Despite pressures from his mother to study law, he decided at the age of 16 to devote himself to music and, after studies with Reicha, Halévy and Le Sueur, he won the Prix de Rome in ...

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