Edouard Colonne

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Colonne, Édouard (Judas) (b Bordeaux, 1838; d Paris, 1910). Fr. conductor and violinist. Leader of Paris Opéra Orch. 1858–67 and 2nd vn. in Lamoureux Qt. In 1873 founded series of orch. concerts, eventually to be known as the Concerts Colonne, at which he championed young Fr. composers and the mus. of Berlioz. Toured as cond. in Eng., Russ., and USA. Concerts continued after his death organized by the Société des Concerts Colonne.