Émile Louis Fortuné Pessard (29 May 1843 – 10 February 1917) was a French composer.
Pessard was born and died in Paris. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he won 1st prize in Harmony. In 1866 he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Dalila which was performed at the Paris Opera on February 21, 1867. From 1878 to 1880 he was inspector of singing at Paris Schools, in 1881 he became professor of Harmony at the Paris Conservatory.
His students included Maurice Ravel, Jacques Ibert, William Molard, Albert Seitz and Justin Élie. After 1895 he was a critic and director. He composed many comic operas and operettas, as well as masses.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 29th, 1843 (Paris), Died February 10th, 1917 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-9377||10-in.||8/26/1910||Andalouse||John Lemmoné||Flute solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-9611||12-in.||11/7/1910||Bolero||John Lemmoné||Flute solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-11185||10-in.||11/6/1911||Bergère légère||Edmond Clément||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-12939||12-in.||2/21/1913||Capitaine Fracasse : Prelude et menuet||Longy Club||Woodwind quintet||composer|
|Victor||CVE-37417||12-in.||1/15/1927||Sylvelin||Robert B. Campbell||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-281||10-in.||4/23/1927||L'adieu du matin||Lawrence Strauss||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||PCS-019296||12-in.||5/27/1938||Requiem du coeur||Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||15123-15124||10-in.||3/11/1925||Requiem du coeur||Giuseppe Danise||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E22346-E22347||10-in.||4/11/1927||Requiem du coeur||Giuseppe Danise||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||2988||10-in.||Apr.-May 1914||Andalouse||Marcel Moyse||Flute solo, with piano||composer|
|Edison||6067||10-in.||Mar. 1918||L'adieu du matin||Pierre A. Asselin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pessard, Emile," accessed January 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108733.
Pessard, Emile. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108733.
"Pessard, Emile." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 January 2021.
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