Friday, January 3, 2014

Gounod, Charles

Charles Gounod(1818-1893), French composer, studied at Lycee St.-Louis, then entered Paris Conservatory; won the Priz de Rome in 1837 and studied in Rome, toured Vienna and Germany, returned to Paris and became organist at the Missions etrangeres. During 1850's he conducted male-voice chorus in Paris, in 1870 he fled to London, and became the conductor of Royal Albert Hall Choral Society. He composed operas(Faust, Romeo & Juliet), 2 symphonies, chamber music, and songs

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