Broche, Charles, French organist and composer; b. Rouen, Feb. 20, 1752; d. there, Sept. 30, 1803. He studied with Desmazures at the Rouen Cathedral, then served as church organist in Lyons (1771–72); later went to Bologna, where he studied with Padre Martini. He returned to Rouen in 1777 and succeeded Desmazures as cathedral organist there. Among his pupils was Boieldieu. He publ. 3 piano sonatas (1782) and wrote some organ pieces.
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