Chaminade, Cécile Louise Stéphanie

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Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (sāsēl´ lwēz stāfänē´ shämēnäd´), 1857–1944, French composer and pianist. She was a popular concert pianist and wrote many graceful, romantic piano pieces and songs. Among her more ambitious compositions are a lyric symphony, Les Amazones, and a ballet, Callirhoé (both 1888), which includes Scarf Dance.