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Cherubini, Luigi (1760 - 1842), composer, conductor, teacher, administrator

Michael Fend

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 Florence, 8/14 Sept 1760; d Paris, 15 March 1842). Italian, composer, conductor, teacher, administrator, theorist, and music publisher, active in France. He took French citizenship, probably in 1794, and was a dominant figure in Parisian musical life for half a century. He was a successful opera composer during the Revolutionary period, and had comparable success with religious music from the beginning of

Keywords: Education and early career in Italy and London (1760–86); Paris: music for the stage and first affiliation with the Conservatoire (1786–1804); The years of uncertainty and depression (1805–15); Superintendent of the royal chapel (1815–30); Director of the Conservatoire (1822–42); Instrumental music; Pedagogical works and other writings; Reputation

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Subjects: Music

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