Danhauser, Adolphe-Léopold , French composer and teacher; b. Paris, Feb. 26, 1835; d. there, June 9, 1896. He studied at the Paris Cons, with Halevy and Reber, winning first prize in harmony (1857), first prize in fugue (1859), and second Prix de Rome (1862). He was chief inspector of instruction in singing in the communal schools in Paris and prof. of solfeggio at the Cons. He wrote Théorie de la musique, and also publ. Soirées orphéoniques, a collection of 3-part choruses for equal voices. He composed Le Proscrit, a musical drama with choruses, which was produced (1866) in a religious institution at Auteuil, and a 3-act opera, Maures et Castillans (not perf.). His Solfege des solfeges (3 vols.; tr. into Eng. and Sp.) was used throughout the U.S. and South America.
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