Ambroise Thomas

Ambroise Thomas

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas was a French composer, best-known for his operas Mignon and Hamlet and as Director of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1871 till his death."There is good music, there is bad music, and then there is Ambroise Thomas." - Emmanuel Chabrier. Thomas's parents were music teachers. By the age of 10, he was already an experienced pianist and violinist. In 1828, he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Jean-Fran ois Le Sueur while at the same time taking piano lessons privately from the famous virtuoso Fr d ric Kalkbrenner. In 1832, his cantata Hermann et Ketty won the Conservatory's prestigious composition prize, the Grand Prix de Rome, which allowed him to travel to and study in that city for three years. He took with him a love for Mozart and Beethoven; but once in Rome, he became an ardent admirer of the Italian cantilena and melodic tradition
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136517892
  • 9786136517896