Eler, André-Frédéric

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Eler, André-Frédéric

Eler, André-Frédéric, French composer and pedagogue; b. Alsace, 1764; d. Paris, April 21, 1821. He settled in Paris, where he was a librarian (1795–97) and then a teacher (1797–1821) at the Cons.

Works

DRAMATIC Le chant des vengeances (Paris, May 7, 1798); Apelle et Campaspef opera (Paris, July 12, 1798); L’habit de la Duchesse de Grammont, opera-comique (Paris, Jan. 8, 1801); L’habit du Chevalier de Grammont, opera comique (Paris, Dec. 6, 1803); La foret de Bramaf opera (not perf.). ORCH.: Symphonic concertante for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Orch.; Symphonic concertante for Flute, Horn, Bassoon, and Orch.; Ouverture; Ouverture for Wind Band; 2 horn concertos; Oboe Concerto. CHAMBER: 21 quartets: 3 for Horn, Violin, Viola, and Bass; 3 for 2 Violins, Viola, and Bass; 3 for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon; 3 for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Bass; 3 for 2 Clarinets, Horn, and Bassoon; 3 for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon; 3 for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Bass; 6 trios: 3 for 2 Violins and Cello; 3 for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon; 3 sonatas for Piano and Violin ad libitum. VOCAL: Scene franqaise (Paris, Aug. 15, 1789); Ode sur la situation de la Republique en prairial, an VII for Voice, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, and 2 Bassoons (1799); various canons.

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