Monday, May 5, 2008

Offenbach, Jacques


(1819-1880), German/French composer, born in Germany but settled in Paris, played cello with his brother and sister as a trio in local taverns, later played in Paris theaters, being called the Paganini of Cello, taking music lessons from Halevy and started composing operettas, gaining popularity throughout central Europe, composed mainly operettas(Orphee aux enfers, Les contes d'Hoffmann).

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