Lalo, Édouard-Victor-Antoine

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Lalo, Édouard-Victor-Antoine (b Lille, 1823; d Paris, 1892). Fr. composer of Sp. descent. Pubd. songs 1848–9. Played in Armingaud Qt. from 1855. Vn. conc. played by Sarasate 1874, who a year later gave f.p. of Symphonie espagnole. Of his operas, only Le Roi d'Ys had any success. His son, Pierre Lalo (b Puteaux, 1866; d Paris, 1948) was a mus. critic and wrote a book on Wagner (1933). Works incl.:OPERAS: Fiesque (1866–8); Le Roi d'Ys (1875–87); La Jacquerie (1891–2, completed by Coquard 1894).BALLET: Namouna (1882).ORCH.: Allegro symphonique (1875); Rapsodie norvégienne (1881); sym. in G minor (1886); concs.: vn. (1873), Symphonie espagnole, vn., orch. (1874), Fantaisie norvégienne, vn., orch. (1880), Concerto russe, vn., orch. (1883), vc. (1877), pf. (1888–9).CHAMBER MUSIC: 3 pf. trios (1850, 1852, 1889); vn. sonata (1853); vc. sonata (1856); str. qt. (1859, rev. 1880).