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Nicolas Isouard
1775 - 1818
Malta / France
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N. Isouard
Nicolas Isouard (16/05/1773 - 23/03/1818), a French composer of Maltese birth. From 1794 he was an opera composer, having success in Florence, Livorno and Malta before establishing himself (1800) in Paris, where he collaborated with Rodolphe Kreutzer and formed the publishing concern Le Magasin de Musique (1802-11; with Cherubini, Méhul, Rode, Kreutzer and Boieldieu). From 1802 he produced numerous successful works, many with the librettist C. J. Etienne, becoming the most influential figure at the Opéra-Comique. Among his important operas are Cendrillon (1810; a fairy-tale opera), the expressive Jeannot et Colin (1814) and his masterpiece, Joconde (1814). His melodic gift went hand in hand with craftsmanship and a sure instinct for matching words and music.
Requiem
Period:Classicism
Musical form:mass (fragment)
Text/libretto:Latin mass
This unfinished Requiem is for 5 voices.
Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005
Requiem
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1798c
Musical form:mass (fragment)
Text/libretto:Latin mass
This unfinished Requiem is for 4 voices.
Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005