Gouvy, Louis Théodore

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Gouvy, Louis Théodore

Gouvy, Louis Théodore, French composer; b. Goffontaine, near Saarbrucken, July 5, 1819; d. Leipzig, April 21, 1898. The son of French parents, he graduated from the college at Metz. He went to Paris to study law, but turned to music and presented a concert of his works in Paris in 1847. He also made frequent trips to Germany, where his music was received with great favor. He composed about 200 works, including an opera, Der Cid (1863), 7 syms. (1846-92), Wind Nonet, Wind Octet, Sextet for Flute and Strings, Piano Quintet, String Quintet, 5 string quartets, 5 piano trios, numerous piano pieces in an ingratiating salon manner, and songs.


O. Klauwell, L.T. G., Sein Leben und seine Werke (Berlin, 1902).

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