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Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste (1741 - 1813), composer

David Charlton and M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Liège, 8 Feb 1741; d Montmorency, Seine-et-Oise, 24 Sept 1813). Liégeois, later French, composer of Walloon descent. He made decisive contributions to the scope and style of the 18th-century opéra comique, and to technical aspects such as musical ‘local colour’ and the design of overtures. His opéras comiques and recitative comedies for the Paris Opéra enjoyed unparalleled success in the 20 years up to the

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Subjects: Music

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