Panseron, Auguste-Mathieu, French singing teacher and composer; b. Paris, April 26, 1795; d. there, July 29,1859. His father, who orchestrated many operas for Grétry, taught him until he entered the Paris Cons, in 1804, where he studied under Gossec, Levasseur, and Berton, winning the Prix de Rome in 1813. After study in Bologna, Rome, Naples, Vienna (with Salieri), and Munich, he returned to Paris in 1818, taught singing, was an accompanist at the Opéra-Comique, and wrote 4 one-act operas. He became a prof, of solfeggio at the Cons, in 1826, of vocalization in 1831, and of singing in 1836. From 1825 to 1840 he brought out some 200 romances. He also composed church music, but attained real eminence as a vocal teacher and as a writer of instructive works on singing.
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