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Subject: Re: need information on composer
From: Paul den Ouden <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 23 Jul 2000 09:59:09 -0700
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> Is anyone familiar with a composer named Francois Bazin? 


Bazin, Francois - 1816-1878. 
     - entered Paris Conservatoire in 1834
     - won the Prix de Rome in 1840
     - his first opera in 1846 - Le trompette de Monsieur Prince proved successful
     - his best known work is La voyage en Chine
     - taught at the Conservatoire from 1844, taking over from Ambroise Thomas
     - theatrical career gradually eclipsed by that of Massenet
     
All the above from the New Grove Dictionary. Maitre Pathelin is the  5th entry in the list of works (of 9 performed + 1 unperformed), all opera-comiques, all premiering at the Salle Favart, Paris.

Among his students was Catalani.


Paul den Ouden

OPERA : A Philatelic History   http://home.prcn.org/~pauld/opera/ 

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