|born on||1 December 1823 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Marseille, France, 43n18, 5e24|
|Timezone||LMT m5e24 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°45' 28°50 Asc. 19°17'|
French opera composer and music critic.
An admirer (but not imitator) of Berlioz and Wagner, he composed orchestral and stage works with a fashionably exotic flavour and two highly successful operas, Sigurd (1884) and Salammbô; (1890). His music shows discipline and delicate orchestral colouring yet lacks melodic distinction and individuality. As a writer contributing to several journals including Journal des débats (1866-98), he preferred the music of Gluck, Weber, Schumann and Berlioz, distrusting progressive ideas, especially uncritical Wagnerism.
He died 15 January 1909.
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- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Writers : Critic (music critic)