Saturday, May 7, 2011

Offenbach, Jacques(1)

Jacques Offenbach(1819-1880), German/French composer, born in Germany but settled and famed in Paris, played cello with his brother and sister as a trio in local tervans, later played cello in Paris theaters, being called "The Paganini of Cello", taking composition lessons from Halevy and started compositing operettas, gaining popularity throughout central Europe. He composed mainly operettas(Orhee aux enfers, Les contes d'Hoffmann.. etc).

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