Ferrari, Gabrielle, French pianist and composer;b. Paris, Sept. 14, 1851; d. there, July 4, 1921. She studied at the Milan Cons, and later in Paris, where she had lessons with Gounod. She wrote a number of effective piano pieces (Rapsodie espagnole, Le Ruisseau, Hirondelle, etc.) and songs (Larmes en songe, Chant d’exil, Chant d’amour, etc.). She composed the operas Le Dernier Amour (Paris, June 11, 1895), Sous le masque (Vichy, 1898), Le Tar tare (Paris, 1906), and Le Cobzar, which proved to be her most successful (Monte Carlo, Feb. 16, 1909).
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