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Bruneau, Alfred (Alfred)

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Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1934 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Composers

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1857 - He was born on the 3rd of March in Paris.

         - Bruneau studied the cello at the Paris Conservatory, and played in the Pasdeloup orchestra. He soon began to compose, writing a cantata, Genevieve de Paris while still a young man.

1884-1886 - His Ouverture heroique was performed, followed by the choral symphonies, Lida, La Belle au bois dormant.

1887 - He produced his first opera, Kérim.

1893 - Bruneau's works, including L'Attaque du moulin.

         - Zola himself wrote the libretti for the operas Messidor and L'Ouragan.

1895 - Bruneau was decorated with the Legion of Honor.

1934 - He died in Paris on the 15th of June.

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