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Charpentier, Gustave

Charpentier, Gustave (b Dieuze, 1860; d Paris, 1956). Fr. composer. Won Prix de Rome. While still a student, wrote Impressions d'Italie for orch. (1890, arr. as ballet 1913). Had great success with opera Louise (comp. 1889–96, prod. Paris 1900), based on his own experiences in Montmartre when he first went to Paris in 1881, but its successor Julien (1913) failed to become established. Wrote cantata La Vie du poète (1892). Founded in 1902 Conservatoire Populaire where working girls like Louise could learn mus. and dancing. After 1913 he completed nothing. Supervised film of Louise, 1936. Last years were spent as recluse in Montmartre.

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Charpentier, Gustave

Gustave Charpentier (güstäv´ shärpäNtyā´), 1860–1956, French composer; pupil of Massenet. His best-known works are the opera Louise (1900), portraying bohemian Parisian life, and his orchestral suite Impressions d'Italie (1892).

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Charpentier, Gustave (1860–1956) French composer, taught by Massenet. His best-known compositions are the operas Louise (1900) and Julien (1913), and the orchestral Impressions d'Italie.

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