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Hervé [ Ronger, Florimond] (b Houdain, 1825; d Paris, 1892). Fr. composer, conductor, actor, singer, and organist. Org., St Eustache, Paris, 1845–53. Cond. several th. orchs. in Paris and appeared as singer and actor, sometimes in his own works. Wrote over 100 operettas, incl. Don Quixote et Sancho Pança (1848), and Le Petit Faust (1869). Cond. at Empire Th., London, from 1886. Also wrote ‘heroic symphony’ The Ashanti War (London 1874).

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