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Léon Vasseur

Félix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, known as Léon Vasseur (28 May 1844 – 25 May 1917), was a French composer, organist and conductor. While working as a cathedral organist, he turned to composing operettas and soon had a hit with La timbale d'argent (1872). He wrote another thirty operettas but never repeated that early success. He also composed church music including two settings of the mass.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28th, 1844 (Bapaume), Died May 25th, 1917 (Asnières-sur-Seine)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6913 10-in. 3/19/1909 El bolero grande Blanche Arral Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


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