Charles Lamoureux


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(b Bordeaux, 1834; d Paris, 1899).

Fr. conductor and violinist. Played in orch. at Opéra. Ass. cond. Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 1872–7. Cond. Opéra‐Comique 1876–7, Opéra 1877–9. In 1881 founded Nouveaux Concerts, later known as Concerts Lamoureux. Among first to champion Wagner in France (cond. f. Paris p. of Lohengrin, 1887) and young Fr. composers such as Lalo, Dukas, and Chabrier. Visited London 1881, and took orch. there 1896–9. Succeeded by son‐in‐law Chevillard. Mus. dir. Paris Opéra 1891–2. Lamoureux Orch., under various distinguished conds., has remained among leading European orchs.

Subjects: Music.

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