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Deffès, Louis, 1819-1900


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  • Fuller Name

    • Pierre-Louis
  • Variants

    • Deffès, Pierre-Louis, 1819-1900
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1819-07-25
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1900-05-28
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Toulouse (France)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Toulouse (France)
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  • Sources

    • found: Le café du roi, 1861?:title page (musique de Louis Deffès)
    • found: L'anneau d'argent : opéra-comique en un acte, 1855:title page (par Jules Barbier et Léon Battu; musique de Louis Deffès)
    • found: Les noces de Fernande : opéra comique en trois actes, 1881:title page (paroles de Victorien Sardou et Émile de Najac; musique de Louis Deffès)
    • found: Oxford Music Online, April 9, 2018(Deffes, Pierre-Louis; French composer; born 25 July 1819 in Toulouse; died 10 June 1900 in Toulouse)
    • found: BnF, April 9, 2019(Deffès, Louis (1819-1900); French; male; born 1819-07-25 in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne); died 1900-05-28 in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne); composer; director of the Toulouse School of Music (École de musique de Toulouse); variant name: Deffès, Pierre-Louis (1819-1900))
    • found: Wikipedia, April 9, 2018(Louis Deffès; Louis Deffès or Pierre-Louis Deffès (25 July 1819--28 May 1900) was a 19th-century French composer)
    • found: Find A Grave, via WWW, April 9, 2018(Louis Deffes; born 25 July 1819 in Toulouse, Departement de la Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France; died 28 May 1900 in Toulouse, Departement de la Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France; composer; born Pierre-Louis Deffes; he spent eight years at the Paris Conservatory and won its prestigious Prix de Rome in 1847; his Solemn Mass (1857), for orchestra and a chorus of 500, was hailed as a masterpiece by Berlioz, but because of the mammoth forces required it has rarely been performed since; "La Clef des champs" (1857) and "Jessica" (1898) were the most successful of his 20 operas; he was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and elected to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1885; he struggled for years to get his operas staged in Paris and for much of his life his compositions were better appreciated in Germany; disgusted with the musical politics in the French capital, he returned to Toulouse in 1883 and served as director of its Conservatory until his death; today his fame rests largely on the vocal number "Toulouse" (1845), adopted by his hometown as its official song; part of its lyrics are engraved on his tomb)
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