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Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny

Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny ((1729-10-17)17 October 1729 – (1817-01-14)14 January 1817) was a French composer and a member of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts (1813).

He is considered alongside André Grétry and François-André Danican Philidor to have been the founder of a new musical genre, the opéra comique, laying a path for other French composers such as François-Adrien Boieldieu, Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, and Jules Massenet in this genre.

Paul Dukas is quoted as saying, "Of all the composers of our country, he may be the first who had the gift of true, human emotion, of communicative expression and of fair feeling".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 17th, 1729 (Fauquembergues), Died January 14th, 1817 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10406 10-in. 5/17/1911 Rigaudon Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104420.

Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104420.

"Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104420

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