Prumier, Antoine , French harpist, teacher, and composer; b. Paris, July 2, 1794; d. there, Jan. 20, 1868. He studied at the Paris Cons. He played the harp in the orch. of the Opéra-Comique (1835–40), and succeeded Nadermann as prof. of harp at the Cons. (1835–67). He composed about 100 fantasies, rondos, and airs with variations for harp. His son, Ange-Conrad Prumier (b. Paris, Jan. 5, 1820; d. there, April 3, 1884), was also a harpist, teacher, and composer. He studied with his father at the Cons., then succeeded him at the Opéra-Comique (1840); was also a prof. at the Cons. (from 1870). He publ. études for harp, nocturnes for harp and horn, and sacred songs.
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