Membrée, Edmond, French composer; b. Valenciennes, Nov. 14, 1820; d. Château Damont, near Paris, Sept. 10, 1882. He studied at the Paris Cons, with Alkan and Zimmerman (piano) and Car afa (composition).
dramatic: opera:François Villon (Paris, April 20, 1857); L’Esclave (Paris, July 17, 1874); Les Parias (Paris, Nov. 13, 1876); La Courte Echelle (Paris, 1879). vocal:Fingal, cantata (Paris, May 14, 1861); ballads; songs; etc.
L. Mention, Un Compositeur valenciennois: E. M. (Paris, 1908).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire