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Robert Nicolas Charles Bochsa

Robert Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (9 August 1789 in Montmédy, Meuse, France – 6 January 1856 in Sydney) was a musician and composer. His relationship with Anna Bishop was popularly thought to have inspired that of Svengali and Trilby in George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 9th, 1789 (Montmédy), Died January 6th, 1856 (Sydney)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-59750 10-in. 4/11/1930 Minuet Francis J. Lapitino Harp solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bochsa, Robert Nicolas Charles," accessed August 4, 2021,

Bochsa, Robert Nicolas Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from

"Bochsa, Robert Nicolas Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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