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Bruneau, Alfred

Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1934 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Composers

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.