Léon Alfred Fourneau (9 December 1867, in Paris – 17 May 1953, in Paris) was a French humourist, music-hall artist, playwright and songwriter. Originally trained as a lawyer he invented the stage- and penname Xanrof by inversion of the Latin fornax of his French surname fourneau ("furnace"), before finally legally changing his name to Léon Xanrof. Yvette Guilbert experienced early success singing Xanrof's songs at Rodolphe Salis' cabaret Le Chat Noir.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1867 (18th arrondissement of Paris), Died 1953 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
Notes: Also known as Léon-Alfred Forneau.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-065672||10-in.||6/2/1941||Le fiacre||Jean Sablon||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||5234h||10-in.||ca. 1907||Le fiacre||Yvette Guilbert||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Gramophone||5235½h||10-in.||approximately 1907||Les 4 z'étudiants||Yvette Guilbert||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Xanrof, Léon," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106229.
Xanrof, Léon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106229.
"Xanrof, Léon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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