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date: 16 October 2019

Puget, Loïsa [Louise-Françoise]locked

  • Judy Tsou
  • , revised by William Cheng



(b Paris, Jan 8, 1810; d Pau, Nov 27, 1889). French composer and singer. She showed talent at an early age and took lessons from her mother, Jeanne-Françoise Stassny, a singer; she later studied composition with Adolphe Adam. She composed about over 300 romances, which were extraordinarily popular: the most famous was A la grâce de Dieu. Her popularity reached well beyond Paris, as documented by translated editions of her romances that appeared in England, Germany, and the United States. Many composers, including Henri Bertini, Adolphe le Carpentier, Karl Czerny, Henri Herz, Franz Hünten, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, and Henri Rosellen, published virtuoso keyboard adaptations of Puget’s songs. Contemporary periodicals chronicle many of her concerts and publications, and she was hailed by the renowned critic Henri-Louis Blanchard as the ‘queen of this genre of music’. Between 1833 and 1853 she published annual illustrated volumes of songs entitled Album or Collection des romances...

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