Gregh, Louis French conductor, music publisher, and composer; b. Philippeville, Algeria, March 16, 1843; d. St. Mesme, Seine-et-Oise, Jan. 21, 1915. He settled in Paris, where he first found success as a composer of light theater scores with Un lycée de jeunes filles (Dec. 28, 1881). After bringing out the musical comedy Le Présomptif in Brussels (Dec. 12, 1883), he resumed composing for the Paris stage with Grande vitesse, port dû (Sept. 19, 1890), Patatart, Patatart et cie (Oct. 9, 1893), and Le Capitaine Roland (March 29, 1895). He also wrote ballets and incidental music to Beissier’s play Arlette (1891). In later years, he was active with his own music publishing firm, which remained in the control of his family for three generations.
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