Saturday, April 12, 2008
(1835-1921), French composer, entered the Paris Conservatory at age of 7, founder of the Societe nationale de musique. A highly versatile composer, his works shows refinement, spirit, genial melody and a fine sense of form. He was one of the leading figures in the restoration of French symphonic music. He composed 14 operas, 5 symphonies, concertos(5 piano, 3 violin, 2 cello), chamber music, .. etc.