Gautier (Jean-Fran-ois-)Eugène, French violinist, conductor, and composer; b. Vaugirard, near Paris, Feb. 27, 1822; d. Paris, April 1, 1878. He was a pupil of Habeneck (violin) and Halévy (composition) at the Paris Cons. In 1848 he became 2nd conductor at the Théâtre-Italien. In 1864 he became a prof. of harmony at the Cons, and, in 1872, a prof. of history. He composed 16 comic operas, an oratorio, La Mort de Jesus, a cantata, Le 15 août, an Ave Maria, etc.
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