Francoeur, Louis-Joseph, French violinist, conductor, and composer, nephew of François Francoeur; b. Paris, Oct. 8, 1738; d. there, March 10, 1804. He became a violinist in the orch. of the Paris Opéra when he was14. After serving as its asst. (1764–67) and 1st (1767–79) maître de musique, he was its director (1779–81). During the French Revolution, he was imprisoned until 1794 when he was made administrator of the Paris Opera. He retired in 1799. His output included stage and other vocal pieces. He also publ. the treatise Diapason général de tons les instruments à vent (1772).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
More From encyclopedia.com
Paul Louis Courier , Godard, Benjamin (Louis Paul), French composer; b. Paris, Aug. 18, 1849; d. Cannes, Jan. 10, 1895. He took violin lessons with Richard Hammer and Vie… Louis Jouvet , Nationality: French. Born: Jules Eugène Louis Jouvet in Crozon, Finistère, Brittany, 24 December 1887. Education: Attended schools at Toulouse, Vorey… Louis Xvi , Louis XVI (France) (1754–1793; Ruled 1774–1792) LOUIS XVI (FRANCE) (1754–1793; ruled 1774–1792), king of France. Louis-Auguste, duc de Berry was the… Louis Joseph duc de Vendome , Duc, Louis-Joseph (1802–79). Paris-born French architect, he restored and extended the Palais de Justice, Paris (1840–79): the Cour des Assises, Sall… Louis Xv , Louis XV (France) (1710–1774; Ruled 1715–1774) LOUIS XV (FRANCE) (1710–1774; ruled 1715–1774), king of France. Louis, duc d'Anjou, was the second sur… Ambroise Thomas , Thomas, (Charles Louis) Ambroise Thomas, (Charles Louis) Ambroise Thomas, (Charles Louis) Ambroise, noted French composer and teacher; b. Metz, Aug.…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like